Hearty congratulations to the Open Government Partners on the celebration of five years of hard work and unwavering commitment to the promotion of accountability and transparency. Well done to the OGP for the five successful years of relentless campaign to enhance good governance. It has been five rewarding years of partnerships in promoting fiscal transparency, access to information, public officials' disclosure of assets and citizens' engagement. These goals are central to the effective management of the state and in the last five years, you could not have driven on a better, more impactful and more transformative path.
The course the OGP has championed in the last five years may not be new. Several years before the advent of the OGP, in 2008, we established the Open Government Initiative; several years before the OGP, the public officials' disclosure of assets had been part of our governance system, several years before the advent of the OGP, we had taken steps to ensure access to public information and we have always endeavored to engage citizens in the governance of the state.