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EEC Minister Karine Minasyan: “Digital transformation is a the main driving force of the technological transformation of the economies of the Union countries”

EEC Minister Karine Minasyan: “Digital transformation is a the main driving force of the technological transformation of the economies of the Union countries”

9/20/2016

On September 20, Member of the Board – Minister in charge of Internal Markets, Information Support, Information and Communication Technologies of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Karine Minasyan, spoke about modern digital solutions that provide new opportunities to increase mutual trade between the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and enhance international cooperation.

Karine Minasyan’s report was given at the Forum “Armenia: a Platform for the Entry onto Major Markets”, as part of the “Made in Armenia” exhibition. The event was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia. The event was attended by representatives of public authorities and the business community of Armenia.

“The creation of the Eurasian digital space is a necessary component of the integration of the Member States and the inclusion of the EAEU in the large-scale processes of global digital transformation, which is the main driving force of the technological transformation of the economy of the Union countries,” said Karine Minasyan. “Implementation of joint projects with third countries when creating digital platforms will open up access to new foreign markets to the business entities of our States.

The EEC Minister spoke about the prospect of developing joint projects with Iran. In particular, mention was made of the formation of digital data highways between Iran and the EU through the Eurasian Economic Union and the opportunity to share available resources. Karine Minasyan proposed discussing the possibility of developing common approaches to the formation of the digital service environment, including digital transit corridors associated with transport and logistics projects between the Eurasian Union and Iran.

The EEC Minister presented the Commission’s initiative regarding the elaboration of proposals on the formation of the digital agenda of the Union. She highlighted that the EEC is actively working on establishing an integrated information system and a digital space of trust as part of the global digital economy. The representative of the Commission emphasised the important role that Armenia could play in this work. According to the EEC Minister, Armenia is a country where the development of information technology is a priority.  Its IT industry has a large number of professionals able to deal with complex transformational tasks.