The new Government's task is to implement such reforms that Ukraine is the country that comes to mind first for foreign investors. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk made this statement at a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Stef Blok.
“As Prime Minister, I want to send clear messages to international friends and partners: our team will prolong the course towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. We will exert every effort to stop Ukraine to be synonymous with corruption and moguls,” Oleksiy Goncharuk added.
The Prime Minister noted that the agenda of the Government in the context of reforms includes large-scale privatization, free turnover of agricultural land, de-monopolization of the energy sector and infrastructure. Oleksiy Honcharuk also stressed on the importance of pursuing judicial reform by the state.
Apart from that, the Head of Government placed the emphasis on Ukraine's cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, with which the negotiations are undergoing regarding a new 3-year program: "These aspects are key directions in strengthening the Ukrainian economy and shaping the country's investment attractiveness."
Minister Stef Blok said in response that following the meeting with representatives of a number of Dutch companies in Ukraine, he had drawn the conclusion that thanks to governmental reforms, the business obtained a great opportunity for development.
“We also welcome the signing at the IMF autumn meeting in October of the Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation between the Ministries of Finance of the Netherlands and Ukraine. We are looking forward to cooperating in the banking sector, water management and the introduction of the so-called Smart Cities in Ukraine,” said the Prime Minister.