Joined 2016

The following text was contributed by the Government of Germany.

On December 7th, 2016, the Federal Minister of the Interior, Dr. Thomas de Maizière, announced the start of Germany’s participation in the Open Government Partnership (OGP). A letter of intent, signed by the Federal Chancellor, was presented to the President of the French Republic, Mr François Hollande, and to Mr Manish Bapna of the World Resources Institute (WRI), the current co-chairs of the OGP Steering Committee. With that, the German government is beginning its work on a first action plan, due in 2017.




[Letterhead: Federal Republic of Germany The Chancellor]


Ms Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice, Government of Georgia
Mr Jean-Vincent Placé, Secretary of State for State Reform and Simplification, Government of France
Mr Mukelani Dimba, Executive Director, Open Democracy Advice Centre
Mr Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute


Dear Co-Chairs,

I am pleased to hereby inform you of the Federal Government’s intention to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

We share its aims and look forward to contributing to a global exchange of ideas about the various aspects of open government. Open and transparent government is a cornerstone of good governance in the 21st century.

We are confident that by sharing our experiences and working with you we can make a valuable contribution to the advancement of the Open Government Partnership.

Yours sincerely,

[Signature: Angela Merkel]



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