G7 countries welcomed the reform of the energy sector, which takes place in Ukraine and promised to continue to support this sphere. This is stated in the adopted joint statement of G7 energy ministers after a two-day meeting in Kitakyushu, Japan, ended on Monday.
"We welcome the ongoing significant reforms in Ukraine in the sphere of energy policy, including the reform of the gas sector energy tariffs," - the document says.
In particular, Heads of the energy departments of G7 highly praised willingness of the Ukrainian authorities to present "the necessary conditions to create a comprehensive energy-efficient program focused on gas sector".
The ministers of seven countries pledged to continue supporting the energy security of Ukraine and other countries that are experiencing difficulties with the supply of energy.