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Ambassador of Belarus to the Republic of Korea took part in the Interim Reporting & Policy Practitioners’ Workshop within KSP project

On February 27, 2019 H.E. Mr. Andrei Popkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Korea participated in the Interim Reporting & Policy Practitioners’ Workshop within 2018/2019 Korean Sharing Program (KSP) project on the “Digital Transformation of the National Economy of the Republic of Belarus”.
The Interim Workshop is organized by the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Korea. The Belarusian delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Yury Chebotar, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus is taking part in the Workshop from February 23 to March 2, 2019 in Seoul. The delegation is composed of the high-level decision-makers from the Ministry of Communications and Informatization, Ministry of Health, Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry as well as officials from the Ministry of Education, the Belarusian State Institute for Standardization and Certification and other policy practitioners and consultants. The Belarusian Side visited several smart-factories and had meetings with the governmental agencies to study the Korean experience in digital transformation of its economy.
In his congratulatory remarks H.E. Mr. Andrei Popkov stressed the importance of the first KSP project with Belarus in the country’s digital transformation in the era of the Fourth industrial revolution and expressed his hopes for the further development of Belarus-Korea cooperation in the innovation sector.
During the Workshop the Korean experts delivered the presentations on the current situation and readiness of Belarus for the digital transformation as well on the development of digital transformation plan for the major Belarusian industries.

Ambassador of Belarus also participated in the meeting with the leadership of the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution of the Republic of Korea in order to share opinions on the major measures in the two countries needed to be undertaken to create competitive economies in the new era.