The first meeting of the Eastern Partnership countries on digital economy will be held in Luxembourg, on 11 June 2015 within the framework of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme.
Ministry of Communications and High Technologies (MCHT) at the meeting will be represented by Deputy Minister of Communications and High Technologies Elmir Velizadeh and Head of the Information Society Development Department Isbandiyar Aliyev.
The First Eastern Partnership ministerial meeting on digital economy is organised by the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.
The aim of the ministerial meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the digital economy of the Eastern Partnership.
The meeting will bring together ministers responsible for digital economy from the 28 EU member states, as well as representatives of six member countries of the Eastern Partnership (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia) and the European Commission.
The meeting will be chaired by Mr Andrus Ansip, the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market and Mr Anrijs Matīss, the Latvian Minister for Transport.
It is also planned to sign an agreement on the draft EaP.Connect during the meeting.
Following the meeting, a declaration will be adopted, providing the necessary political momentum for cooperation on issues related to the digital economy.