CIS premiers pass cooperation strategy to promote information society
YALTA, 28 September (BelTA) – The heads of government of the CIS member states have adopted a cooperation strategy to build and develop information society and an action plan until 2015 to implement the strategy, BelTA has learnt.
The strategy has articulated the major areas of cooperation of the CIS member states in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) to promote information society.
The action plan to implement the strategy includes priority measures to create an environment conducive to the development and strengthening of cooperation of the CIS member states in the field of information and communication technologies and harmonization of the corresponding legislation and legal framework. The cooperation mechanism to develop the ICT market in the CIS will be streamlined. The action plan also envisages measures to enhance information security.
The action plan is meant to turn the ICT into one of the leading economic sectors accounting for at least 4% of GDP and to secure high growth rate of the ICT market. The amount of communication services is expected to rise more than 1.5 times as against 2010.
The differences in integrated indicators of information development across the CIS member states will be reduced; the customer satisfaction with the quality of state services provided via the Internet will be enhanced.