Groysman: Ukraine, U.S. agree to deepen cooperation in reforms implementation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sides also discussed issues of cooperation with international financial organizations
08:48, 16 November 2017

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine and the United States agreed to deepen cooperation on the implementation of reforms and implementation of joint economic projects. He said this during the meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, the government’s website reports.

According to Groysman, Ukraine counts on serious assistance and support from the U.S. government for the implemented reforms and overcoming external challenges.

"We have reached a new level of solving problems, and therefore we will need a somewhat different amount of resources. If before we needed funds to stabilize the situation in the state, today we are talking about supporting the introduction of changes - in education, health in other areas. We want to attain the result, "the prime minister said.

Groysman also briefed the interlocutor on the details of key reforms, primarily in the social sphere, in corporate governance and state asset management, and in the construction of commodity markets, in particular the gas market.

Related: US is solid for Ukraine in fight against Russian aggression, - Wess Mitchell

During the talks, the sides discussed cooperation with international financial organizations - the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

As it was reported earlier Wess Mitchell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State came to Ukraine with the official visit late on Tuesday. The U.S. Embassy reported this on Twitter.

‘We welcome U.S. Assistant Secretary A. Wess Mitchell in Ukraine. It is another manifestation of the United States firm support of Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and reforms. The visit also aims to urge the Ukrainian government to continue with critically important reforms,’ says the message.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell Wednesday. Poroshenko also thanked the American side for help and its significant contribution to the development of the new Ukrainian army amidst Russian aggression. 

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