Estonia and India concluded IT cooperation agreement

  • 2014-02-06
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonia and India have signed a landmark IT agreement that would give the latter country access to e-government software. 

Estonian economy and communications minister Juhan Parts met on Thursday in New Delhi with Indian justice and IT minister Kapil Sibal to sign an agreement that enables Estonia to share its e-governance experiences and gives the companies of both states a guarantee for practical IT cooperation.

In addition to e-governance and academic cooperation, the agreement covers common activities for developing and implementing innovative solutions.

Parts also stressed the importance of university education and research cooperation in the IT sphere.

The agreement gives both states' companies a guarantee for practical IT cooperation.

Talks were also held over launching an Indian state cloud service in partnership with Estonian companies, reports Postimees Online.

Kapil Sibal paid an official visit to Estonia in the Autumn of 2011. Around 150 Indian central government and federal state e-government specialists have so far participated in training in the Estonian E-State Academy.