EaP Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting determines 6 joint priority topics
06.10.2017 19:21 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of today, in Tallinn, the Second Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy of the Eastern Partnership community has wound up. The Meeting was attended by Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Single Digital Market Andrus Ansip, ministers, representatives of international and governmental
organizations, Ukrinform reports.
As to the report, while speaking within the Meeting, Kubiv confirmed that digitization is one of Ukrainian priority directions, as far as Ukrainian integration into the EU is concerned.
«The digital economy has been and still remains a priority for Ukraine. It is the driving force behind economic growth and raising of competitiveness. Therefore, Ukraine is interested within
deepening and expanding cooperation with the EU within the digital sphere and maximum utilization of the opportunities provided for by the Association Agreement with the European Union,» Kubiv emphasized.
As to the report, the Meeting participants exchanged views on six joint priority topics: electronic communications and infrastructure, trust and security, e-trade, digital skills, ICT innovation and startup ecosystems, and e-health.
As to the report, the Meeting participants agreed on specific targets for 2020 as part of a roadmap for future digital cooperation in the EaP, ensuring concrete benefits for citizens and businesses this way. They proposed their adopted declaration as input into the November 2017 Eastern Partnership summit.