President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote this on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.
“I am proud that Ukraine will be the second country in the world to conduct a census in collaboration with Apple,” Zelensky wrote.
He added that an important Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and Apple on November 30.
“Digitization is an unconditional priority for our state,” Zelensky stressed.
According to the President’s Office, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov and Director of Liaison with Public Authorities of Countries and Regions at Apple Inc. Mark Lennon.
The memorandum provides for cooperation, exchange of information and support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation on a number of initiatives. In particular, the company will cooperate with the ministry in the framework of the All-Ukrainian 2023 Census. Ukraine will be the second country in the world after the United States to conduct such a census with Apple.
“The company will support the Ministry of Digital Transformation in developing and identifying priority projects related to Ukraine's transition to paperless mode and improving the experience of citizens' interaction with public authorities. For example, Apple will provide support in the use and improvement of the Diia application based on the iOS operating system,” reads the report.
As Ukrinform reported, the Ministry of Digital Transformation said it seeks to cooperate with Apple to involve digital tools for the population census. According to the ministry, the census is scheduled for 2023.