Under the chairmanship of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a meeting of the National Council on Anti-Corruption Policy was held on September 28 to discuss the draft Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020-2024.
The meeting gathered together Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksii Danilov, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov, Head of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention Oleksandr Novikov, MPs and other officials.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that the Anti-Corruption Strategy should become the foundation for combating corruption. "Anti-corruption strategy is a system of measures, the implementation of which can ensure the coordination of activities of law enforcement, anti-corruption government agencies at the national and local levels," said the President.
According to the Prime Minister, the implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy is not only a matter of increasing public confidence in the State, but also its investment attractiveness, business development, and the creation of new workplaces.
"Adoption of the Anti-Corruption Strategy and the State Program for its implementation will be of national importance. The State must meet society's expectations. That is why the representatives of the top state authorities are joining forces to take decisive measures to combat corruption," stressed Denys Shmyhal.
On September 21, the Cabinet of Ministers approved and submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine a draft Law of Ukraine "On Principles of State Anti-Corruption Policy for 2020–2024" (registration number 4135), which was designed to approve the Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2020–2024. Bill № 4135 has already been registered in the Parliament.