The main challenge in the medium term perspective is to
ensure sustainable economic growth in the country. Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Groysman announced in his opening address at a round table devoted to
the discussion of the economic block of the Medium-Term Plan of Priority
Actions for the Government until 2020 with experts, members of public
organizations and central executive authorities.
A draft Medium-Term Plan of Priority Actions through 2020
elaborated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was presented at a meeting of
the Government on December 28 and offered for further public discussion.
Today's meeting is the beginning of a dialogue between the
expert community and the government aimed to consider in details the
Medium-Term Plan and take into account the opinions of the public to finalize
"It is crucial to engage in a dialogue, so that it
would be our joint action plan – that of experts, the Government, the
Parliament and other institutions - which would give the opportunity to
implement it and to achieve that real growth performance
be tangible for the citizens. This is our essential task," stressed the
Among the topmost priorities for the Government determined
in the aforesaid Plan is development of the national economy and sustainable
economic growth, he noted.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the measures taken in
recent years had had a positive impact on the economy and entailed marginal
growth in 2016. However, this is insufficient - economic development should
reflect on improving the quality of people’s lives, assures the Head of
would really like that when we are talking about the economy we would
understand that the figures and growing trends that we observe are felt by
ordinary Ukrainians - in their pockets, the wages - that our economy is
becoming competitive, that we can provide growth enabling us to become a truly
economically strong state. We have all the conditions for that," said the
Groysman accentuated that the elaborated document should become a real action
plan for everyone to implement. "It is very important to ensure the action
plan would become a blueprint for each authority to base its activity on,"
It is also
vital to maintain monitoring and reporting of the authorities regarding the
implementation of the plan and its adjustment, if necessary, added the Head of
shaping of the Medium-Term Plan completed a package of relevant legislative amendments
will be drafted and submitted to the Parliament for considering.
Minister assured of its willingness to provide personal leadership in the
execution of the developed plan.
we have our joint plan of action, I am ready to ensure 100% lead as long as I
am the Prime Minister of the country. We are committed to implement sectoral reforms".
In the round table, namely, were participating First Vice
Prime Minister/ Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, Deputy Minister of
Economic Development and Trade/ Sales Representative Ukraine Natalia Mykolska, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and
Trade of Ukraine Maksym Nefyodov,
co-chair of the Strategic Group of Advisers to Support Reforms in Ukraine Ivan Miklos, Deputy Chairman of the Strategic Group of Advisers
to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Pavlo Kukhta,
President of the Center for Economic Development Olexander Paskhaver, President of
the Board of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting Ihor Burakovsky, Business
Ombudsman of Ukraine Algirdas Shemeta,
representative of the Dragon Capital Olena Bilan, Executive Director of the Center
for Economic Strategy Hlib
Vyshlinsky, head of the Financial and Economic Analysis Office in the
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Victor Mazyarchuk, as well
as business representatives.