Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
on Wednesday met with Senior Vice President of the World Bank responsible for
operations Kyle Peters and Senior Vice President of the World Bank responsible
for Europe and Central Asia Affairs Cyril Muller. The interlocutors discussed
the agenda of reforms undertaken by the Ukrainian Government.
Groysman highly appreciated the level of cooperation
between Ukraine and the World Bank, thanked for the support enabling the
country’s leaders to carry out necessary transformations.
is following the path of transformation, reforms and changes. In many sectors
we have the support of the World Bank’s experts: from banking and energy to the
reforms in the social sphere. I am pleased to admit that our cooperation is
rather deep and our agenda is dense. Undoubtedly, we attach special importance
to the collaboration with the World Bank and interested in prolonging our
effective work in the future", stressed the Head of Ukrainian Government.
Groysman also informed the leaders of the World Bank
about the topmost objectives and the priorities of the Government in reforming
the state. "The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine focuses on the preparation
and upgrading of the pension system, basing on fairness principle, on how to
make the Pension Fund deficit-free in the medium term and to increase pensions",
explained Volodymyr Groysman.
year of 2017 is of great concern to me from the point of view of reducing the
deficit of the Pension Fund. This is crucial as the change in the system of
wages, deductions, a growing number of taxpayers and strengthening
accountability have already yielded positive results. Throughout the 2 months
we can observe a very positive dynamics", said the Prime Minister.
agenda of the Government includes preparation and implementation of a land
reform and public privatization, the concept and the content of which were
developed with the participation and support of the World Bank experts.
the Vice-presidents of the Bank Kyle Peters and Cyril Muller noted the progress
made by the Ukrainian Government for the last 8 months in stabilizing the
economy, restoring economic growth, raising the minimum wage.
assured of the readiness of the World Bank to back Ukraine on the path of vital
our readiness to continue our cooperation aimed at supporting reforms
undertaken by the Ukrainian Government, as well as to consider a possibility to
launch new targeted programmes of financial assistance
for Ukraine", said Senior Vice President Kyle Peters.