Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on Monday met with
representatives of the YES Supervisory Board and tackled the progress in the
process of implementation of reforms in the country and the Government's plans
as to the strategic objectives for the current year. The meeting was attended
by President of Poland (1995-2005) Aleksander
Kwasniewski, President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), Minister for
Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994)
Carl Bildt, European Union's High Representative for
Common Foreign and Security Policy (1999-2009) Javier Solana, Vice-President of
Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman Havas Worldwide Stéphane Fouks and founder of the YES and EastOne
Group Viktor Pinchuk.
The members of the Supervisory Board YES extended an official invitation
to the Prime Minister to participate in the conference which will take place in
September this year and which he gladly accepted.
"I am convinced that the work you are doing for Ukraine is
extremely important as well as necessary. I'm happy to accept the invitation to
participate in the YES (Yalta European Strategy) in September. Such events as
YES are very essential, a very good platform for debate and exchange of
views," highlighted the Prime Minister.
The Head of Government briefed interlocutors about the achievements of
the Government during the past years in terms of macroeconomic stabilization
and resumption of economic growth, further cooperation with the International
Monetary Fund as well as doubling of the minimum wage in the country. He also
outlined the strategic tasks facing the Government in 2017, particularly
regarding the pension reform, which was recently presented to the public and
provides for increase in pensions for 9 million out of the 12 million
pensioners, reforms in education and healthcare sectors as well as in public
privatization. In this direction the Government intends to start selling small
enterprises through the ProZorro electronic public procurement system, stressed
the Prime Minister.
The parties also touched upon the issue of the situation in the Donbas
where pro-Russian armed groups continue attacks. Volodymyr Groysman highlighted
that Ukraine is committed to ensure full implementation of commitments under
the Minsk agreements and underlined that sanctions imposed on Russia must
remain in place until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.