Daily News Hungary | Feb 22, 2019 | 1
Hungary to quit Open Government Partnership
Budapest, December 6 (MTI) – Hungary will quit the Open Government Partnership (OGP), an international initiative launched to implement open government reforptionms around the world, a government resolution published in the latest issue of the official gazette Magyar Közlöny shows.
The government agrees that Hungary should leave the Open Government Partnership and has asked the minister of foreign affairs and trade to send Hungary’s statement of intent to leave the OGP to the organisation’s steering committee, the resolution said.
Hungary joined the OGP in 2012. The justice ministry said then that the move was made as part of the government’s anti-corruption programme.
The OGP was launched in 2011 and has 70 participating countries. Hungary became a member of the International Organization in 2013.
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According to hvg.hu, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called on the minister of foreign affairs to inform the organization before its annual meeting on December 7 in Paris that Hungary pulls out of the organization effective immediately. According to the ministry of foreign affairs, the liberal agency regularly attacks Hungary and refuses to engage in a genuine dialogue with the government; it distorts facts and prepares one-sided reports on the country.