Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Ostap Semerak on Wednesday, April
30, presented in Kyiv the Reform Support Center.
As the Minister
explained, the Reform Support Center is a joint government and non-government
platform aimed at making a cooperation between the Government and the exert
community in the implementation of reforms in Ukraine closer and more effective.
"Creation of the
Center of support of government reforms is one of the items of the
implementation of the Association Agreement, which was signed by Ukraine. And
one of the priorities of the present Government is the coordination and
cooperation of the Government with the expert community," Ostap Semerak added.
The official recalled
that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has defined the steps program, which
initiated the development of a number of key reforms. "That is why it is
so important today to unite the efforts of all active expert communities of
Ukraine and the Government in order to harmonize actions regarding the development,
promotion and implementation of thematic reforms," the Minister considers.
Ostap Semerak called on all public organizations to joint work on
reforms that the Government of Ukraine plans to introduce. And he also urged
experts and public figures to consider the Reforms Support Center as a basic
platform for cooperation with the Government". "The Government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk is the Government
of the citizens. Participation of society in our work is of fundamental
importance for us," Ostap Semerak
The Centre is going to fully participate in the
development of government bills and accompany them till the adoption by the Parliament."It is
important for the Government not to draft laws but that they were adopted by
the Parliament and implemented", the Minister noted.
The idea of creation
of the Reforms Support Center was supported by the International Renaissance
Executive Director of the International Renaissance
Foundation Yevhen Bystrytsky, who also took
part in a press conference, in turn, said that such cooperation between the
Government of Ukraine and the public occurs for the first time in the history
of Ukraine. The
involvement of public experts, in his opinion, is "very important"
for the effective and rapid implementation of reforms within the country.
Later, Minister of the
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Ostap Semerak held the first working meeting with the public
experts and heads of services of Vice Prime Ministers in the framework of the Reforms Support Center.