Tuesday, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Olexandr Saienko is departing to Georgia, where he is to take part in the 5th Open Government Partnership Global Summit (OGP Global Summit) 2018.
In particular, on Wednesday, July 18, Olexandr Saienko will participate in the panel discussion "Impact, Opportunities, and Challenges for Open Government and OGP in the Eastern Partnership".
In the framework of a visit to Georgia Olexandr Saienko is scheduled meet with the newly-appointed Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze. During the meeting, it is planned to discuss the state and prospects of bilateral relations, in particular the implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to Georgia in November 2017.
Apart from that, the Minister shall meet with Deputy Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission Katarína Mathernová and Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership Sanjay Pradhan during which they are to discuss further expansion of cooperation within the framework of the project.
The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
The Open Government Partnership formally launched on September 20, 2011, when the 8 founding governments (Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) endorsed the Open Government Declaration, and announced their country action plans. In total, over 70 OGP participating countries and 15 subnational governments have made over 2,500 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable.