Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic Jean-Marc Ayrault tackled the progress of Ukraine in implementing reforms during a meeting on September 14.
Volodymyr Groysman told the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany about the priorities of the Government’s activities. So, according to him, among the topmost objectives for the Government is maintaining macroeconomic stability in the country and facilitating economic growth.
The Prime Minister informed the interlocutors about the positive signals in the development of the national economy.
Moreover, progress has been made in the following sectors: anti-corruption policy, the economic sphere, deregulation, macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, stressed Volodymyr Groysman. The judicial system undergoes changes after new laws have entered into force, he said.
"A wide range of challenges is before us to introduce transformations within the country, to implement reforms”, said the Prime Minister. “We will succeed, we are rather persistent. Last 3-4 months of activities of the Government I lead instills optimism in these issues. We see that there is light at the end of the tunnel, we see that the situation can be stabilized and made rather sustainable."
Volodymyr Groysman stressed the importance of joint projects with Germany and France. He also noted the need to enhance cooperation, particularly in energy security.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of the French Republic Jean-Marc Ayrault welcomed the reforms initiated by the Government. He noted progress in restructuring the banking sector, in taxation, inter-budgetary deficit, tariffs for energy, and efforts to combat corruption. Also, according to him, changes are triggered in the legal system, electronic asset declaration system for state officials.
In turn, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier noted: "We commend the fact that reforms have been launched for the whole country, especially those to root out corruption."