Norway shall support reforms in Ukraine. Borge Brende, Norwegian Foreign Minister, stated that today during a press-conference together with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin, according to press-service of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
“Norway is interested in extending partnership with Ukraine. Our common task is to fill this partnership with a specific content,’ – Norwegian FM said.
Ministers agreed to prepare a complex bilateral plan providing, among the rest, increasing practical support from Norway in performing systematic reforms in Ukraine. In this regard, judiciary system is prioritized together with penitentiary, the sphere of energy efficiency and fiscal service.
Minister Klimkin expressed gratitude for considerable financial and technical help from Norway, including the support in solving issues with internally displaced citizens of Ukraine. Besides Pavlo Klimkin highly appreciated the Solution of Norway on implementing Norway-US mine-clearance project.
Minister Borge Brende gave his positive evaluation of the state of reforms’ implementation in Ukraine and emphasized that economy growth index is the first and the most demonstrative indicator of effectiveness of reforms, which is extremely important for investors.
Brende also underlined that Norway supports the efforts of Foreign Ministry of Ukraine in Minsk process, however the terms of settlement the conflict are still important, among which is breaking up aggression and withdrawing Russian troops and military weaponry from Donbas and returning Ukraine control over the whole Ukrainian-Russian border.
Recall that Ukrainian President Petro Proroshenko plans to visit Oslo this October for negotiations with the Prime-Minister of Norway.