Estonia and US sign digital transformation development declaration

Estonia and the United States signed a joint declaration to promote bilateral cooperation on digital transformation in development cooperation partner countries by sharing experiences and best practices from both the public and private sectors in digital transformation. The key areas of future cooperation include e-governance, improving the quality and availability of education, e-health, and supporting free media. ‘Today’s agreement helps us take our already close and long cooperation with one of the world’s largest humanitarian and development cooperation organisations to a new level. Our partners agree that particularly in the age of COVID-19, digital transformation is the key to meeting sustainable development goals,’ noted Estonian foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa). Another joint declaration was also signed to enhance the digital empowerment of emerging economies and engage the private sector in the process.