Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal discussed the progress of reforms in Ukraine with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The meeting gathered together the Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States in Ukraine a.i. Kristina Kvien, Chargé d'Affaires of the United Kingdom in Ukraine Nicolas Harrocks, the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economy Oleksii Lyubchenko, Justice Minister Denys Maliuska, Minister of Finance Serhii Marchenko and Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko.
The Prime Minister noted that the Government, together with the Office of the President and the Verkhovna Rada, are consistently working to improve Ukrainian legislation to pursue a policy of reforms in the country.
"Last week, the Verkhovna Rada voted in first reading the bills needed to receive macro-financial assistance and an IMF tranche. The amendments for the second reading are currently being prepared. We hope that they will be adopted as a whole soon," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister stressed on the importance of keeping in touch with our partners on the implementation of all reforms, including anti-corruption, judicial, corporate governance, introduction of the gas and electricity markets.
In addition, Denys Shmyhal noted that the bill on liability for false declaration of wealth was submitted by the President of Ukraine and adopted in the first reading last month. Also, the bill concerning the activity of the High Council of Justice was approved in the first reading.
During the meeting, the parties discussed, in particular, corporate governance reform and the operation of the gas market. Denys Shmyhal assured the heads of diplomatic missions that the introduction of the gas market in Ukraine is irreversible.