Angola, Estonia sign cooperation agreement on digital governance

The Minister of State and Head of the Civil Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Adão de Almeida witnessed Friday in Tallinn (Estonia), the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that strengthens the cooperation between the Republics of Angola and Estonia, in terms of digital governance and administrative modernisation.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was the main component of the working visit to Tallinn, capital city of Estonia, of an Angolan delegation led by the Minister of State, Adão de Almeida.

The delegation is also integrated by the secretary of the President of the Republic for State Reform, Pedro Fiete, the general director of the Institute of Administrative Modernisation (IMA), Meick Afonso, diplomats from the Angolan Embassy in Poland and technicians from the Auxiliary Bodies of the President of the Republic.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries was signed by the Director General of IMA and the Vice-Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia.

The Minister of State and Head of the Civil Affairs of the President of the Republic of Angola, Adão de Almeida, witnessed the formal signing ceremony flanked by the Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Krstjan Jarvan.

Based the signed document, the parties pledged to strengthen cooperation in several areas related to digital governance, administrative modernisation and training of staff, considering the experience and technological potential of the host country, whose public services digitalisation rate is 99 percent, the result of 20 years of investment and process changes.

During its 24-hour stay, the Angolan delegation visited economic and social objectives and learnt of the level of digitalisation and modernisation of public services in a country that is an important reference in dematerialisation processes, debureaucratisation and digitalisation of the public administration.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)