Today, on October 5, the Second Ministerial
Meeting on the Digital Economy of the Eastern Partnership community
wound up. First Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and
Trade of Ukraine 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 took place in it.
In his address Stepan
Kubiv confirmed digitization of Ukraine is viewed as momentous
as part of its integration with the European Union.
"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
in deepening and expanding cooperation with the EU in the digital sphere and
maximum utilization of the opportunities provided for by the Association
Agreement with the European Union," Stepan Kubiv emphasized.
The 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.
The 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 to the November 2017 Eastern
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