Civil society should be well informed about the activities of the government, President Viktor Yanukovych said, while talking to journalists about the Open Government Partnership.

"The initiative of the Presidents of the U.S. and Brazil found a very broad support. The Open Government program, transparency, accessibility, civil society involvement in these processes, NGOs is our future... We should get used to living in a transparent world," Viktor Yanukovych said, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

The President expressed his belief that creating such a system will also contribute to fighting corruption and excessive bureaucracy in the system of public management. In this context he recalled that Ukraine has already made some steps in that direction, although they are still not enough. He said that reforming the country would promote the openness of government’s work. “Reforms make government’s work transparent and open," he said, also mentioning the adoption of a law on the access to public information.

"The more people we attract to governance, the more the public knows about what the government is doing, what are its approaches to solving various issues, the more we will consolidate a healthy society on the way of modernization of our country," Viktor Yanukovych said.


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