Creating favorable conditions for the development of civil society is a priority for the Government of Ukraine. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal emphasized in a statement during the event titled "Strengthening the dialogue on the progress of reforms: the role of civil society in building democratic stability in Ukraine."
The conference took place on June 30 in online with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė.
Denys Shmyhal noted that constructive cooperation and dialogue between representatives of the Government and public organizations representing the interests of society is of paramount importance for the democratic development of the country. He noted that during 2020-2021 the Government actively involved the public in the formation of strategic documents, which is a roadmap to the country's development.
"Representatives of more than 20 think tanks, more than 30 business associations, experts and civil society have joined the development of the National Economic Strategy until 2030, which was recently approved by the Government," said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
As Denys Shmyhal emphasized, the Government continues to support initiatives that stimulate the involvement of citizens in the discussion of state decisions.
For her part, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania noted that Ukraine will be able to build a democratic, prosperous country if civil society and the state cooperate and participate in the implementation of reforms. Ms. Ingrida Šimonytė stressed that Lithuania will support Ukraine on this path.