He stated this at the press conference after the Digital Economy Forum, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"I am confident that Ukraine will be able to implement a digital strategy and join the European digital space by the end of this decade," Oettinger said.
He stressed that Ukraine was now "far from the starting point" and had a fairly strong base of IT professionals and startups for further development of the digital sector.
"You have more IT professionals and startups than many European EU Member States. You have a high level of education and academic excellence," the Commissioner said.
He noted that in the following weeks a joint working group of experts from Ukraine and the EU should develop a common agenda, identify priorities for cooperation in the digital field, form a research sector in order to be able to carry out joint research projects and determine the infrastructure and etc.
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