Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, participated in the Fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit, held in Tbilisi, on 17-19 July 2018.
Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, Mr. Mamuk Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and other political leaders delivered their statements during the Opening Ceremony.
The Fifth OGP Summit brought together representatives from 96 countries including ministers, members of parliament, local authorities, civil society representatives, researchers and journalists who gathered in Tbilisi to promote their achievements and exchange ideas on how to make governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens. The OGP 2018 Global Summit focused on civil engagement, fight against corruption and public service delivery. During the Summit, the participants discussed goals, challenges and best practices in implementing open government reforms and presented their results achieved by introducing the concept of open administration, improving the electronic services for citizens, digitizing and reducing corruption.
In the framework of the Fifth OGP Global Summit, on 18 July 2018, the PABSEC Secretary General met with Mr. Irakli Kobakhidze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia. During the meeting, Mr. Hajiyev informed Mr. Kobakhidze about the results of the Fifty-First PABSEC General Assembly, held in Tirana in June 2018, and presented the information on forthcoming meetings of the PABSEC. It were also discussed the possibilities of organizing one of the meetings of the PABSEC Committees, in Georgia in 2019 and the joint meeting of the PABSEC and Silk Road Organizations in China, which will take place in October 2018.
Mr. Kobakhidze expressed his full support to the activities of the PABSEC and highly appreciated the work of the PABSEC International Secretariat.
Mr. Otari Danelia, PABSEC Vice-President and Head of the PABSEC Georgian Delegation and Mr. Ramaz Nikolaishvili, Vice-Chairman of the PABSEC Legal and Political Affairs Committee and Member of the PABSEC Georgian Delegation also participated in the meeting.