This paper presents the idea of the New Silk Road, the largest infrastructure project in world history, with particular reference to its segment called the Digital Silk Road. This paper will describe the technologies that will form the backbone of the Digital Silk Road, the current stages in the implementation of these technologies, as well as plans for the future. Special attention will be paid to the participation of the countries of the former Yugoslavia in this initiative. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the prospects for the projects launched in recent years. This paper provides an overview of key areas in which COVID-19 alters the flow of Digital Silk Road activity.
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