News: Russia to increase cooperation with Ethiopia in info. network security, digital skills


The Russian delegation led by Maxim Parshin pose for photo with Minister of Innovation and Technology Belete Molla (PhD) and his team. Photo: Ministry of Innovation

Addis Abeba – Russia has announced its desires to increase cooperation with Ethiopia in the fields of digitalization, information network security and digital skills, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology said.

Minister of Innovation and Technology Belete Molla (PhD) held a discussion with a delegation led by Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

According to the Ministry, during the meeting, Minister Belete “has asked Russia to continue supporting Ethiopia’s digital transformation journey.” The Minister further said that Ethiopia would like to share Russia’s developed experience in digital skills and information network security.

Minister Parshin on his part “confirmed that Russia will work to increase its cooperation with Ethiopia in the field of digital technology,” according to the Ethiopian Ministry.

He further pledged that the Russian Federation will cooperate with the Ethiopian government in improving electronic government services, digital skills, information network security and similar other areas.

The two countries are already working together in various areas of cooperation including in the fields of science, technology and innovation and security, among others.

In February this year, a Russian navy delegation paid a working visit to the Ethiopian Navy General Directorate’s office and met with senior officials, including the Commander-in-Chief of the Ethiopian Navy, Commodore Walatsa Wacha. During the visit, an agreement has been reached with the Russian Federation Navy to work together in various fields of training to benefit Ethiopia from its experiences of the Russian navy units. AS


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