The Ukrainian Government considers the improvement of people’s well-being and strengthening the country's performance at the international level a key objective of all the reforms being introduced. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced at the meeting with heads of foreign diplomatic missions.
“The major challenge for us today is to guarantee the improvement of quality of lives of Ukrainian citizens. Ukraine is a beautiful country that should be worthily ranked among the countries of Europe and the world. I deeply believe that we will achieve this goal”, said the Prime Minister. “We are not going to be another Government of populists. We are realists, who always get real regarding the problems and are ready to address them. We are committed to resume our institutional strength to effectively solve the problems that have accumulated over decades".
Volodymyr Groysman noted that in recent three years Ukraine had been facing incredible challenges and engaged together with international partners in carrying out necessary transformations viewed as urgent and badly needed.
The Head of Government reminded that on the results of 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers had managed to reinforce economic growth, to continue cooperation with the International Monetary Fund and shape a joint action program to ensure necessary for Ukraine transformations. Among the most successful, according to the Prime Minister, proved to be a reform on power decentralization, reform of the energy sector, optimization of the tax legislation, the launch of transformations in civil service, creating of infrastructure in the sphere of fight against corruption, the launch of the judicial reform. This year, the Government focuses on carrying out a pension reform, land reform, education, health care reforms and large-scale privatization of inefficient and non-strategic state-owned enterprises.
"Five key reforms designed to change the country. These reforms open up opportunities for sustainable economic development", said Volodymyr Groysman.
He added that the Government is presently engaged in introducing mid-term planning, which will provide forecasts regarding the state of the country in 5-10 years. With this purpose there was formed and adopted a Medium-term priority action programme until 2020, aimed at stimulating economic upturn, good governance, human potential development, rule of law and anti-corruption policy, security and defense.
At that the Head of Government stressed that the Cabinet of Ministers is eager to join efforts with all branches of government, political and public circles to pursue the required change.