Zelensky meets with Microsoft President

Photo: Press Service of the President of Ukraine

Zelensky invited Smith to visit Ukraine at a convenient time for him

Ukraine is interested in further expanding the presence of Microsoft, the head of state noted.

During his visit to the United States, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of Microsoft Corporation Brad Smith. About it informs press service of the head of state on Wednesday, September 22.

Zelensky and Smith discussed ways to deepen cooperation between Ukraine and Microsoft and implement joint projects.

“We are interested in further expanding the presence of Microsoft in Ukraine and deepening cooperation in the context of the digital transformation of our country,” Zelensky said.

During the meeting, special attention was paid to building the infrastructure for cloud services in Ukraine.

“We are building a digital state, and it is very important for us that the data of Ukrainians is stored on cloud services on the territory of Ukraine,” the president said.

Zelensky invited Microsoft to consider the possibilities for creating the infrastructure of the Azure data center in our country.

The interlocutors also discussed the involvement of Microsoft in the development of an electronic voting system in elections, as well as products using artificial intelligence technologies.

In addition, the parties touched upon the issues of establishing interaction in the development of anti-corruption programs for state authorities in Ukraine, countering disinformation and cyber security.

Zelensky invited the president of Microsoft to visit Ukraine at a convenient time for him.

Recall Vladimir Zelensky called Ukraine “the digital capital of Europe”… According to him, about 242 thousand IT specialists work in Ukraine alone. Many Ukrainian IT specialists work in Silicon Valley as well.

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