Ukraine is actively carrying out transformations in various sectors and is poised to propose international partners new spheres and new vectors of cooperation. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman made this statement during a meeting with Anders Samuelsen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The Head of Government commended the staunchest position of Denmark concerning sanctions policy against the aggressor state and thanked for the unwavering support of reforms in Ukraine.
"We also welcome the initiative of Denmark to hold an international conference on Ukrainian reforms (in Copenhagen in the summer)," Volodymyr Groysman emphasized.
The Prime Minister recalled a similar conference was held in London last summer and became an efficient platform for exchange of ideas and the search for far-reaching solutions that are being implemented today. Volodymyr Groysman stressed Ukraine has resources and potential that could be offered to partners. Over the past six months, the country has achieved impressive results in pursuing of reforms, primarily in education, judiciary, pension, health care, and public administration systems.
Particular attention should be given to anticorruption incentives that are being implemented, inter alia with the support of the Danish Government, as well as the introduction of new legislation in the field of investment attraction. According to the Prime Minister, the approved legislative incentives are aimed to substantially strengthen the protection of investors and introduce the rules of English law in economic sphere.
"At present, we have to create the anti-corruption court and to continue reforms in medicine, energy sector, civil service sectors and decentralization. We see what areas should be strengthened and we are open to constructive discussions about future plans," underscored the Prime Minister.
In turn, the Minister emphasized Denmark is committed to the policy of supporting Ukraine. " We know that reforms are usually unpopular in any country. But we want to stress that we will support your country and the Government in this complicated work," Anders Samuelsen underscored.
Denmark is among the leading trade partners of Ukraine among EU member states. On the outcomes of 2017, the volume of bilateral trade increased by 15% - to 540.8 million dollars. The development of relations is facilitated by the FTA between Ukraine and the European Union. The promising areas of cooperation are mechanical engineering, production of automotive components, food industry and light industry.