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05 September 2018, 12:10

Belarus, South Korea to expand cooperation in e-government

During the meeting. Photo courtesy of Belarus MFA
During the meeting. Photo courtesy of Belarus MFA

MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) - Belarus and the Republic of Korea will expand cooperation in the development of e-government projects. Such an agreement was reached during the fifth session of the joint committee held in Seoul on 4 September, BelTA has learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

While welcoming the successful cooperation in the area of high technologies, including in the context of the industrial and technology parks, the parties stressed the need to raise bilateral contacts to a new level.

The parties agreed to step up cooperation in sharing experience in small and medium-sized business, information and communication technologies, e-commerce and other e-government projects.

Belarus also confirmed its interest in establishing a visa-free regime with South Korea on a bilateral basis.

The Belarusian delegation included the representatives of the National Academy of Sciences, the State Committee for Science and Technology, the Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry, the National Agency of Investment and Privatization, the experts from the Ministry of Communications and Informatization and the Industry Ministry. The delegation was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Dapkiunas.

Following the meeting, the parties signed a protocol of the session that reflects the main agreements. Minsk will host the next meeting of the joint committee.

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