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23 Apr 2015

Belarus to thoroughly study South Korea’s IT development experience

MINSK, 23 April (BelTA) – Belarus considers Korean experience of developing information technologies as a priority for studying and putting into practice. The statement was made by Belarusian First Deputy Information Technologies and Communications Minister Dmitry Shedko during the IT business forum held in Minsk on 23 April for representatives of the Republic of Korea, CIS and Baltic states, BelTA has learned.

According to the source, Belarus prioritizes studying and putting into practice the South Korean experience of developing information technologies. “We appreciate the open nature of multilateral interaction within the framework of existing relations between our countries as well as the contribution of the Republic of Korea to the development of cooperation with Belarus,” said Dmitry Shedko.

The Republic of Korea is the internationally recognized leader in developing digital government technologies, society informatization, and supporting IT projects. The fact has also been confirmed by the United Nations Organization, which e-government readiness report traditionally ranks the Republic of Korea first.

“In view of the modern trends governments of the majority of countries of the world have chosen the policy of developing information technologies at the state level. Belarus is no exception in this regard,” noted Dmitry Shedko. The informatization of the Belarusian society has been declared a strategic development priority. “With this goal in mind colossal efforts are put into creating a favorable environment for the society’s informatization in compliance with global standards,” said the official.

In his words, in view of globalization stronger cooperation in this field, including the sharing of the best practices, will secure the successful development of informatization across the globe. “Events like today’s represent a good venue for finding mutually beneficial forms of cooperation, including the development of software products and solutions, the promotion of new technologies both on the domestic markets of our countries and abroad, the training of highly qualified specialists,” noted Dmitry Shedko.

The IT business forum gathered representatives of eleven countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, and Estonia. “Belarus’ relations with these countries have traditionally been based on friendship, mutual understanding, and respect,” said the First Deputy Information Technologies and Communications Minister.

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