2 Feb 2018 10:42

Kyrgyz PM proposes that EAEU have joint cyber-security system

ALMATY. Feb 2 (Interfax) - The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member countries should think about designing a joint cyber-security system, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov said at a digital globalization forum in Almaty on Friday.

"Our digitalization started less than a year ago, but I think we have made much headway. A portal has been created to eventually provide about 200 services in the digital format. The provision of information and cyber-security is also an important aspect. We should pool our efforts in this field. All EAEU member countries should think about cyber-security and the system all of those countries will apply," Isakov said.

Kyrgyzstan has launched a digital reform for improving quality of governance.

"A number of important laws have been elaborated and adopted to protect data. Several dozens of laws and bylaws are being created. An illustrative example is the bill introducing an online tax fiscalization system, which will significantly increase national budget revenue, cut the shadow economy, and reduce corruption risks," he said.

"I have asked Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to share tax fiscalization practices. I can see the breakthrough Russia has made by means of tax fiscalization. We will be using relevant Russian technologies in this field," Isakov said.

Isakov arrived in Almaty on Friday to attend a meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.

The Kyrgyz government press service told Interfax that Isakov was due to meet with Medvedev on Friday afternoon to discuss bilateral cooperation, including EAEU digitalization.