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Cyprus and Greece sign MoU on Digital Transformation

Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of Cyprus, Nicodemos Damianou, and Minister of Digital Governance of Greece, Dimitris Papastergiou agreed on the deepening of cooperation between Greece and Cyprus in digital transformation, during their official meeting in Athens.

The two sides signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aiming at the implementation of an action plan that will improve the way their public services operate, the two Ministries said in a statement.

As noted, the subject of the MoU is the exchange of best practices and experience, as well as the provision of know-how for the development of applications and electronic services to better serve citizens.

The cooperation is launched with the "Digital Citizen" application (Gov.cy Digital Citizen) in Cyprus, on the basis of the Gov.gr Wallet application, which has already been implemented by the Ministry of Digital Governance of Greece.

"In this context, the two States intend to cooperate for the development and further adaptation of these applications, as well as the necessary digital infrastructure, including electronic identity and signature, in order to further facilitate the interaction and transactions of citizens and businesses with the state", the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy said in a statement.

During the meeting, Damianou thanked his Greek counterpart for the hospitality and expressed his satisfaction for the deepening of cooperation with Greece on digital transformation issues.

"Digital modernization is an issue of particular concern to both the Cypriot and Greek governments. A priority of the utmost importance, with a horizontal impact on our society and economy," he noted.

On his part, the Greek Minister of Digital Governance expressed his pleasure for his meeting with his Cypriot counterpart and the deepening of cooperation between the two countries. "After all, our goal is common. Using technology for the benefit of our citizens," Papastergiou concluded.

(Source: CNA)

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