“Around 70 thousand citizens have successfully completed various training programs in the field of information and communication technologies at the SKIP center in Belgrade since its opening until today. The establishment of another such center in Niš is of great importance, especially considering the overall effort of the state to invest in the development of the south of Serbia,” said Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Dr. Aleksandar Martinović at today’s meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Serbia, Lee Jeong.
The interlocutors stated that the SKIP center, which was declared the best within the world network of Information Access Centers three times in a row, is a real symbol of the successful and fruitful cooperation between the two countries, and that the extraordinary results have led Serbia to be a unique example of a country that will have two such centers.
The minister told the ambassador that the process of digitalization of public administration has been intensively implemented in the last few years, and that at the moment there are approximately one and a half million eCitizens, who communicate electronically with the administration, in order to exercise a whole range of their rights.
Martinović pointed out the importance of the recently held meeting between the President of the Republic of Serbia and the President of the Republic of Korea in Davos, stressing that President Aleksandar Vučić and the Government of Serbia are very interested in further intensifying cooperation between the two countries in all areas, primarily in the sphere of economy and information technology.
The meeting also discussed achievements within the joint project “Development of smart cities based on cloud infrastructure”, which is being implemented in the municipalities of Petrovac na Mlavi, Bečej and Šid, as well as future activities in this regard and the inclusion of a larger number of local governments in project, with the aim of improving the quality of life of citizens throughout the country.
The interlocutors agreed that Serbia has great potential for growth and the arrival of foreign investors, and expressed their belief that the adoption of the Electronic Government Development Program in the Republic of Serbia for the period from 2023 to 2025 will be a good foundation and framework for long-term cooperation between Serbia and Korea and implementation of more quality projects in the future.