MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF DIGITAL IDENTITY AND COMPATIBILITY OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES BETWEEN LATVIA AND MOLDOVA, DISCUSSED IN RIGA
The delegation of the Republic of Moldova led by Iurie Turcanu, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization, consisting of representatives of the e-Governance Agency, the Information Technology and Cyber Security Service, the Public Services Agency, the Technical University of Moldova, Moldova IT Park, Future Technologies Activity Project and representatives of government partners promoting the digital transformation agenda, is in Latvia on a few days tour to explore Latvia's experience and identify ways of cooperation in the field of digitalization.
On 13 October 2022, the delegation met with Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, for a discussion on enhancing Moldovan-Latvian cooperation in the field of digitalization.
The head of Latvian diplomacy welcomed the fact that the Republic of Moldova received the status of an EU candidate country. He emphasized that digitalization is an important tool in the European integration process and emphasized that Latvia was ready to support Moldova in the field of digital transformation.
Iurie Turcanu, Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization, mentioned that our country was interested in exchanging experience with Latvian partners in the digitalization of the education and healthcare sectors, as well as in increasing cybersecurity.
Both parties acknowledged the common interest in mutual recognition of electronic identity and compatibility of electronic signatures between Latvia and Moldova.
During his visit to Riga, Iurie Turcanu, Deputy Prime Minister had several meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Environment, responsible for Latvia's digitalization processes. The visit also included a number of meetings of the delegation with the academia, the most important universities in Riga, which are at an advanced stage of implementation of digital education, having innovative electronic tools for research, study and professional training.
The visit of the Moldovan delegation to Latvia was organized by the Moldova Future Technologies Activity Project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Riga Business School, an institution within Riga Technical University. The goal of the visit was to present Latvia's academic, sectoral and political achievements in the field of innovation and digitalization to the delegation.