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21 January 2021, 12:03

Belarus, S Korea to keep sharing best practices in digital infrastructure promotion

Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Embassy in the Republic of Korea
Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Embassy in the Republic of Korea

MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) – Belarus' delegation took part in a seminar as part of the Knowledge Sharing Program of the Republic of Korea, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Seoul.

“Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the Republic of Korea Andrei Popkov took part in the seminar that marked the beginning of the project “Intellectual support for digital transformation of the Belarusian industry” as part of the Knowledge Sharing Program for 2020-2021 of the Republic of Korea,” the diplomatic mission said.

The Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) is an economic cooperation program of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Korea designed to share Korea's development experience and knowledge with the partner countries. The first time Belarus took part in the program was in 2018-2019 with the project “Digital transformation of the national economy of the Republic of Belarus”. In 2020-2021, two new projects with Belarus were approved under the Knowledge Sharing Program.

Andrei Popkov welcomed the current digital transformation project and emphasized the importance of studying the Korean expertise and knowledge in developing technology platforms and digital infrastructure to accelerate sustainable economic growth of Belarus in the era of the fourth industrial revolution.

At the online/offline seminar, the Belarusian delegation in Minsk was led by First Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar. The Economy Ministry representatives discussed the state of things in the field of digital transformation of the national economy and the expected results from the project. Belarus' delegation included representatives of various ministries and organizations. They gave their take on the plan of the upcoming project prepared by the Korea Development Institute and experts.

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