Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting with the head of mission of the European Department of the International Monetary Fund Ron van Ruden on Friday. This was reported in the press service of the government.
The sides discussed topical issues on the agenda of Ukraine's cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, the course of the budget process, raising the minimum wage in Ukraine, as well as the government's plans for further reforms in the country.
The Prime Minister thanked the IMF for its support for Ukraine and the provision of financial support in the framework of the cooperation program.
"The government and I, as Prime Minister, consider the implementation of our joint program, first of all, to change the situation in our country, and to provide the necessary structural reforms to be a priority of our cooperation with the International Monetary Fund," said the head of government.
Volodymyr Groysman said there is some progress for the six months of the government. Thus, the Cabinet of Ministers held a deregulation in the energy and pharmaceutical markets, started civil service reform, deregulation of food prices, continued decentralization and transfer of authority to the field, as well as the fight against corruption, in particular, made every effort to run the electronic declaration.