REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA WILL HOLD THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE MOLDOVAN-ROMANIAN COMMISSION FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

2022-12-12 10:40

Chisinau, 12.12.2022. The Intergovernmental Commission for the Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Digital Transformation between the Republic of Moldova and Romania held today, 12 December 2022, its second plenary session in Chisinau.

 

The Romanian delegation, composed of representatives of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization of Romania, the Authority for Digitalization of Romania, the National Cyber Security Directorate, was led by Sebastian Burduja, Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization. The official is on a working visit to our country, at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalization of the Republic of Moldova, Iurie Turcanu.

 

"Romania has been and is still the closest friend and partner of the Republic of Moldova, which will help Moldova to position itself as a competitive digital nation, in accordance with European and international values and standards. I am confident that together we will create a resilient, sustainable, competitive common digital space to face the regional and global challenges, to ensure the comfort and well-being of the people on both sides of the Prut River and a prosperous and peaceful future", said Iurie Turcanu at the joint press conference, held together with his counterpart, Sebastian Burduja.

 

In turn, the Romanian Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitalization, Sebastian Burduja, mentioned: “The relationship with the Republic of Moldova is a strategic priority for Romania. We have a special programme for the Republic of Moldova. We will allocate next year as much funding for scientific research as possible and a budget 70% higher than in the past. I am confident that we will do great things together."

 

The meeting discussed the achievements of the Joint Commission in the first half of the year, identified the areas of activity for the next period and formulated new common objectives for cooperation in the field of digital transformation and development of the common digital space between Moldova and Romania in the next 6 months, during which the Republic of Moldova will hold the chairmanship of the Commission, handed over through rotation by the Romanian side. Olga Tumuruc, Director of the e-Governance Agency, was elected the Chair of the Commission.

 

The major achievements of the Moldovan-Romanian Commission, made by joint efforts of specialists from both banks of the Prut River, mentioned by the two ministers at the joint press conference, were as follows:

 

  • - Alignment of relevant institutions of the Republic of Moldova and Romania to the same strategic objectives on digitalization and setting the timeframe for their achievement, while mentioning the main objectives: Developing digital public services in line with European standards and increasing the nation's level of digital literacy.
  • - Identification of legal mechanisms to ensure the reuse of digital solutions. According to the mutually agreed plan, the Republic of Moldova will share with relevant Romanian institutions the electronic services and government platforms that proved their efficiency and are appreciated both in our country and abroad.
  • - Preparation of the technical platform for the development of public services provided by Romanian authorities as prototypes, based on the government services developed in the Republic of Moldova.
  • - Initiation of procedures for mutual recognition of digital signatures issued by the two states, thus ensuring the interoperability of electronic identity, and initiation of joint negotiations with the EU for the recognition of qualified signatures issued by the Republic of Moldova.
  • - Advancement in developing the cyber security framework for the Republic of Moldova. In the field of cyber security, Romania achieved remarkable results and the expertise of Romanian and Estonian specialists is much appreciated in the development of the cyber security model, which is supported by projects funded by the EU and the US.

 

During the meeting, two major documents were signed, aimed at strengthening the cooperation in the field of digitalization between the Moldovan and Romanian governments and two private companies: the international Microsoft company and the Romanian UiPath company.

 

The trilateral cooperation between the two governments, Microsoft and UiPath opens new perspectives and opportunities for the digital development of the Republic of Moldova and Romania. Such cooperation agreements have no commercial nature or commitment. These are strategic partnership agreements, in which the parties are motivated by the desire to work together in a joint team on the digitalization of the two countries.

 

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