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Tunisia: Estonia, U.S. working together to aid e-governance

The Estonian Foreign Ministry is supporting the development of open governance and e-governance in Tunisia, in co-operation with the US Agency for International Cooperation (USAID), the Estonian Foreign Ministry said in a statement reported Monday by Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR).

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that Tunisia has shown its desire to become a more open and democratic state and sees information technology as a means to achieve that goal.

“Tunisia’s government has chosen the path towards becoming more open and creating good contacts with its citizens. The country sees great potential in adopting information technology solutions for sharing information, offering public services and involving citizens and other partners in decision-making process. Therefore Tunisia has made it a priority to develop e-governance,” added Paet.

The e-Governance Academy, which is implementing the project, will soon conduct a training session in Estonia for 15 of Tunisia’s highest-level state officials, introducing the various IT-solutions implemented by the country.

The Tunisian officials will also have the opportunity to start developing their own projects with the help of Estonian experts, said ERR.


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