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Armenian delegation at Open Government Partnership Summit 2019 Canada

Armenian delegation at Open Government Partnership Summit 2019 Canada

The Open Government Partnership Initiative (OGP) Summit has been held in Ottawa.

One of the Summit’s major achievements was the establishment of a group of Leading countries for the process of identification of real Beneficial Owners. With the UK and Ukraine at its forefront, the group brings together Leading countries to create common standards, methods, develop complex solutions to problems, etc.

The Government of Armenia has assumed a commitment to set up a real Beneficial Owners’ registry under the OGP-Armenia Action Plan, which as fully deployed will help expose those involved in shadow business activities, recover public assets, as well as to curb cross-border corruption and fight against criminal laundering.

Head of the RA Prime Minister’s Office, OGP-Armenia Process Coordinator Eduard Aghajanyan said in his speech that the Armenian Government is firmly determined to raise public awareness in government, make the government more accountable and fight against corruption. During the forum, Eduard Aghajanyan attended a roundtable discussion, referred to as “OGP in the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans,” and “Open Justice.”

Eduard Aghajanyan had a number of bilateral meetings with the following individuals: ADB North America representative Bartlett Edes, founder of the UK-based FMA company, former Minister for the Cabinet Office of UK Francis Maude and representatives of the UK Digital Reforms Agency, Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion and Minister of State for Northern Ireland John Penrose, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of OGP Joe Pawel, Asia-Pacific Region Lead Shreya Basu, OGP Civil Society Steering Committee member, Governance and Transparency Director Robin Hodess and other stakeholders.

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