Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and President
of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Advisor to the President of
Ukraine, former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Leszek
Balcerowicz and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Prime Minister of Ukraine,
former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Slovakia Ivan Mikloš. The talks were dedicated to the establishment
of the Group of Strategic Advisors on the Support for Reforms in Ukraine.
In the meeting were
also participating First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine/Minister of Economic
Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Cubiv, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic
integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze,
and Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk.
Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, in particular, noted that the newly set up Group of
Strategic Advisers will enable "the development of a clear action plan and
steps to ensure the speed and efficiency of reforms much expected by the Ukrainian
citizens, and stable development as well".
According to him,
the Group of Advisors will help to determine what reforms are to be held in the
country to allow Ukraine transfer to a qualitatively new level. Volodymyr
Groysman also stressed that among priority actions for the new Government is the
restoring order at the Ukrainian customs.
The Head of Government highlighted that the Cabinet of
Ministers in their activities would apply the experience of Poland and
Slovakia, follow their success stories and take into account mistakes on the
path of reforms.
Volodymyr Groysman also noted the importance of close
collaboration of the Group of Advisers with the Ukrainian experts.
The Prime Minister singled out the importance to intensify the
cooperation between the Cabinet of Ministers and the Verkhovna Rada to secure
the effective implementation of reforms: "It is time to unite in support
for Ukraine, support for the steps that will ensure success. Joint action of
the President, the Government, the Verkhovna Rada will
help to yield result in pursuing reforms," he urged.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted: “We have a
principled stance - we will have one team that will reform Ukraine.”
In turn, Leszek Balcerowicz and Ivan
Mikloš emphasized that Ukraine had significant
Ivan Mikloš noted that he had
had a number of meetings with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in the recent
weeks, which concerned various aspects of work of the Group of Strategic Advisers.
Leszek Balcerowicz highlighted
that Ukraine needs to accelerate the process of reforms.
Ivan Mikloš and Leszek Balcerowicz expressed their will to see Ukrainian
experts in the Group of Strategic Advisers.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that Ivan Mikloš
as the Head of the Group of Advisers "will lead all reform initiatives."
"I think together we can succeed", summed up the
Prime Minister of Ukraine.