The Government of Ukraine expresses gratitude to the leadership
of the United States of America for the extensive support of Ukraine, including
in the process of carrying out economic reforms, strengthening the Ukrainian
army, countering Russian aggression and restoring territorial integrity, and is
committed to deepen bilateral cooperation. This was stated by Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with delegation of the Congress of
the United States of America led by Chairman of Homeland Security Committee of
the House of Representatives Michael McCall.
"The development of bilateral cooperation with the United
States of America is extremely important to our country. The United States is
our strategic partner that plays an extremely important role in the formation
of our statehood and independence", said Volodymyr Groysman.
the interlocutors on the priorities of work of the Government of Ukraine to
ensure sustainable economic growth and necessary transformation in the social
sphere, further cooperation with the IMF, the introduction of the electronic
public procurement system, progress in deregulation, the formation of
anti-corruption infrastructure and judicial reform. Volodymyr Groysman reminded
of the 5 key objectives the Government has set up for the current year, namely,
the land and pension reforms, wide-ranging privatization and reforms of healthcare
and education sectors.
government team is willing to continue its efforts to bring about change in
Ukraine", stressed the Prime Minister.
In turn, Chairman
of Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives Michael McCall said that the United States commend
Ukraine's success in these difficult times, and therefore consider a
possibility to extend financial support for Ukraine for 2018.
conversation the parties also touched upon the issue of deterring Russian
aggression, the situation in Donbas and agreed on the need to develop synergy
to counter cyber attacks and to maintain the sanctions regime against the
Russian Federation, not until the aggression against Ukraine is terminated.
"On behalf of the United States of America I want to assure of strong
support for Ukraine in this struggle. It isn’t just the struggle for one
country but for freedom. What is happening in Ukraine affects the entire world.
You have our full support”, assured Congressman Michael McCall.