Deeper collaboration between Ukraine and V4 countries will
enable the country to improve the process of holding reforms and facilitate integration
into the European and Euro-Atlantic environment. This was stated by Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at a joint press conference with the
heads of government of the Visegrad Group following
the meeting in the framework of the 26-th Economic Forum in Krynica,
"We are absolutely optimistic about the future. We
believe that we have a very good basis for deepening our cooperation. We
believe that deeper cooperation with the Visegrad Four
states will give an opportunity for us to raise the efficiency in pursuing the
reforms in the country and to foster our integration with the European and
Euro-Atlantic community", stressed Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister highlighted that the Government of
Ukraine is eager to intensify interaction with the Visegrad
"I believe that we have a huge potential for the
development of our relations. I assure you that deepening of our cooperation
will yield great benefits for our countries", Volodymyr Groysman said.
The Head of the Government reassured his interlocutors in
the immutability of Ukraine's course towards European integration. Ukraine
expects for faster ratification of the Association Agreement with the European
context, he thanked for the support of the V4 member countries regarding the
entry into force of the Association Agreement with the EU and the introduction by
the EU of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.
path towards European integration is rather complicated amid aggression, but over
the years Ukraine has undertaken important changes", said the Head of
has been achieved progress in public administration sector, confidence in the
justice system is being restored, an effective fight against corruption has
been launched, the energy system sees retrofitting and efforts are made to increase
energy independence of the country, said the Prime Minister.
context, Volodymyr Groysman thanked the countries of the Visegrad
Group for the backup in this sphere, in particular Slovakia.
that the scheduled meeting would concern considering a number of initiatives to
deepen cooperation in infrastructure, economy and energy domains.
is a series of objectives that can be discussed in the short and medium term,
which will make our countries stronger and, of course, our relations will be
mutually beneficial", said Volodymyr Groysman.
Minister also congratulated Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Beata Szydlo on the start of Poland's presidency in Visegrad Group on 1 July and thanked for the initiative to
hold meetings in this format.