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24 May 2022, 12:02

Armenia's digitalization experience of interest to Belarus

Photos courtesy of the Justice Ministry
Photos courtesy of the Justice Ministry

MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) – Armenia's experience in the field of digitalization is of interest to Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Justice Ministry of Belarus.

An Armenian delegation headed by Minister of Justice Karen Andreasyan is on a visit to Belarus on 23-24 May. The program of the visit is packed with events. On the first day of the visit, a round table was held to discuss the activities of the two justice ministries. Taking part in the event were the ministers, the ambassadors and experts of the two states. The Armenian delegation was told about Belarus' constitutional reform, the transfer of administrative procedures to electronic form and the work of enforcement bodies. Karen Andreasyan, in turn, told the attendees about the constitutional reform in Armenia and the main areas of activity of the Ministry of Justice.

Ambassador of Belarus to Armenia Aleksandr Konyuk emphasized the importance of the meeting for building partnerships between the two states. “Although the justice ministries of Belarus and Armenia have slightly different areas of responsibility, the two ministries can still benefit from exchanging best practices in digitalization. The information technology is rapidly developing in our country. And a lot of useful things have been done in Armenia, which will be interesting for Belarusian colleagues,” he said.

One of the issues under discussion was the use of notarial documents issued by Belarusian notaries and electronic apostille in Armenia. Chairperson of the Belarusian Notary Chamber Natalya Borisenko suggested ways to deal with the problems in this field. Deputy Justice Minister Nikolai Starovoitov explained that this issue falls within the scope of responsibility of several central government bodies. He assured that Belarus will make every effort to resolve this issue.

Following the discussion, Belarusian Justice Minister Sergei Khomenko assured that efforts will be taken to accommodate the interests of the two states. A corresponding document will be prepared for signing by the next meeting of the justice ministers. “This issue has a huge human impact. The fast resolution of this issue will send a signal that the government cares about its citizens,” Sergei Khomenko noted. The round table ended with a solemn ceremony of signing a cooperation agreement between the justice ministries of the two states. The agreement documented the conceptual areas of interaction on the most pressing issues.

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