For the first time in the history of Ukraine, European and Euro-Atlantic integration has been included in the Government's Action Program. The Prime Minister of Ukraine stated during a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs. The Head of Government added that the Program sets goals and determines clear indicators of their successful implementation.
In addition, Oleksiy Honcharuk drew the attention of the Latvian delegation to four priorities in the Ukrainian Government’s activities. These include the privatization of state-owned enterprises, the opening of the land market, the de-monopolization of the energy market and the development of infrastructure. "The Government’s plans for the following 5 years include to restore 24,000 km of road networks, as well as to build 5 seaports and 15 airports", the Prime Minister said. He added that a reform of the judicial system is also critical for the Ukrainian authorities.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs assured Latvia would remain Ukraine's strategic partner in the context of European integration. He commended the readiness of the Minister of Justice and the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to actively engage in protecting the rights and interests of foreign investors and to create favorable conditions for doing business in Ukraine.
At that, Mr Rinkēvičs pledged that Latvia would prolong the implementation of programs of treatment and rehabilitation for the Ukrainian military, in particular, those having been in captivity in the Russian Federation.