Maximum governance efficiency is one of the Government's priority goals. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal emphasized during the discussion platform "Reforms of Good Governance in Ukraine". The event took place on May 25 within the framework of the preparation for the Ukraine Reform Conference scheduled for July 2021 in Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania.
The discussion also gathered together Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas and Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen.
Denys Shmyhal accentuated that the development of the public administration system in Ukraine is taking place in line with the European principles of public administration developed by the OECD/SIGMA program.
"This is the formation of a professional civil service. This means increasing the capacity of ministries that have to become leaders in policy development which is especially relevant in the context of the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. It is also wider availability and better quality of administrative services," the Head of Government said.
The Prime Minister added that corporate reform is vital for those companies that cannot be privatized and remain in state ownership.
Apart from that, the Head of Government noted that Ukraine's ambitious goal is to introduce a comprehensive state service in a smartphone for citizens.
"Among our plans are Ukraine's connection to high-speed 4G Internet and the introduction of new, promising 5G technology. Development of electronic trust services. The agenda of Ukraine and the EU contains concluding a bilateral agreement on mutual recognition of electronic trust services," the Prime Minister said.
Denys Shmyhal noted that Ukraine appreciates cooperation with international partners and added that the expansion and deepening of relations is the best guarantee that the course taken by Ukraine to build a modern European state is attainable.