In Kyiv, in the presence of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis, the Memorandum of Partnership between Ukraine and the Swiss Confederation on cooperation in the field of digital transformation was signed.
The document was signed by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Patricia Danzi.
According to the Memorandum, the signatories intend to expand and deepen cooperation in the field of digital transformation in order to promote the recovery of Ukraine through digitization.
It is envisaged that Switzerland can provide grant funding in the amount of up to CHF 15 million to support the further development of digitization as an innovative approach to recovery in accordance with the principles approved at the International Ukraine Recovery Conference, which took place on July 4-5, 2022 in Lugano.
The participants declared their intention to direct this grant to the expansion of the Program "Electronic governance for government accountability and community participation" (EGAP), which is an exceptional example of Swiss-Ukrainian cooperation and has proven its effectiveness. The grant will support the digital recovery and development of the EGAP Program during 2022-2023 and will allow expanding the scope of its activities both thematically and geographically.
"We separately discussed the possibilities of the Swiss side in supporting the digitization of our country and helping in the restoration of telecommunications systems in the newly de-occupied territories of our state, as well as in countering cyber threats," noted Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a conversation with media representatives following the meeting with Ignazio Cassis in Kyiv.