The Ministry of the Interior and Safety of Korea and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation for digital government cooperation at a bilateral summit on Nov 23(KST).
Accordingly, the Korean Ministry and its Costa Rican counterpart will jointly pursue the sharing of best practices and experiences in digital government, human exchange and joint research, policy advice and technical support, and the establishment of a committee for collaboration.
Costa Rica plans to actively carry out digital transformation by establishing a dedicated agency for this mandate in the post-COVID era.
In response, the Korean Ministry announced that with the conclusion of the MOU, it would cooperate in ensuring that the Korean form of digital government will be successfully built in Costa Rica by introducing its cases of system implementation and policy status, which take into consideration the digital government project led by the Costa Rican government, as well as holding forums for collaboration and inviting resources to Korea for training.
Jeon Hae-Cheol, Minister of the Interior and Safety, said, "With this signing of the MOU, the Ministry will strengthen cooperation with the government of Costa Rica to actively support Korean companies' exploration of the Costa Rican market, and also make further efforts to share the experience and achievements of the Korean digital government with the international community."