Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on Monday met with representatives of the YES Supervisory Board and tackled the progress in the process of implementation of reforms in the country and the Government's plans as to the strategic objectives for the current year. The meeting was attended by President of Poland (1995-2005) Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994) Carl Bildt, European Union's High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy (1999-2009) Javier Solana, Vice-President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman Havas Worldwide Stéphane Fouks and founder of the YES and EastOne Group Viktor Pinchuk.
The members of the Supervisory Board YES extended an official invitation to the Prime Minister to participate in the conference which will take place in September this year and which he gladly accepted.
"I am convinced that the work you are doing for Ukraine is extremely important as well as necessary. I'm happy to accept the invitation to participate in the YES (Yalta European Strategy) in September. Such events as YES are very essential, a very good platform for debate and exchange of views," highlighted the Prime Minister.
The Head of Government briefed interlocutors about the achievements of the Government during the past years in terms of macroeconomic stabilization and resumption of economic growth, further cooperation with the International Monetary Fund as well as doubling of the minimum wage in the country. He also outlined the strategic tasks facing the Government in 2017, particularly regarding the pension reform, which was recently presented to the public and provides for increase in pensions for 9 million out of the 12 million pensioners, reforms in education and healthcare sectors as well as in public privatization. In this direction the Government intends to start selling small enterprises through the ProZorro electronic public procurement system, stressed the Prime Minister.
The parties also touched upon the issue of the situation in the Donbas where pro-Russian armed groups continue attacks. Volodymyr Groysman highlighted that Ukraine is committed to ensure full implementation of commitments under the Minsk agreements and underlined that sanctions imposed on Russia must remain in place until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.