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A. Armonaitė and the Palestinian Minister of the Economy discuss opportunities for Lithuanian companies in digitising their public sector  

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2023 03 14

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Minister of the Economy and Innovation Aušrinė Armonaitė today met with the Palestinian Minister of the Economy Khaled Osaily and leaders of the Palestinian business community to discuss the development of economic relations and the opportunities for Lithuanian companies to join the Palestinian public sector digitalisation, e-government and cybersecurity projects. 

In February this year, it was agreed that Lithuania will join Team of Europe in the field of digitisation in Palestine, which will allow our country's ICT companies to carry out activities  approximately for EUR 2 million. 

A visit by experts from the Lithuanian Environmental Project Management Agency is also expected in Palestine in the near future to share Lithuania's experience in implementing a deposit system. 

"The turnover between Lithuania and Palestine has been growing steadily recently, reaching around EUR 3 million. It is clear that this figure must continue to grow. Therefore, it is necessary to take specific steps to deepen economic cooperation. We see opportunities for Lithuanian companies to join digitisation and e-government projects in Palestine. Our businesses are ready and able to offer world-class e-government solutions," said Minister of the Economy and Innovation A. Armonaitė.

According to the Minister, Lithuania has extensive experience in developing and establishing business and public service platforms, as well as in preparing and implementing national digitisation projects.  

Lithuania is ready to develop partnership with Palestine in many other areas: agriculture, food, furniture, textile production, information and communication technologies.    

During the visit of the Palestinian Minister of the Economy K. Osaily to Lithuania, an agreement will be signed between the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (PPAR) and the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The agreement provides for closer cooperation between the two organisations in the areas of finding potential partners, exchange of useful information, marketing services and other areas. 

The delegation, led by the Palestinian Minister of the Economy, will also meet with the heads of the Ministries of Agriculture and Foreign Affairs, visit Kaunas and meet the local business community.