is ready to work with all factions, with certain MPs of Ukraine in order to
elaborate one single package of laws and vote on it in the Parliament without delay,
demonstrating the political will to implement economic reforms," stressed
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on
Wednesday, November 18.
He reminded that a
mission of the International Monetary Fund had arrived to Ukraine: "Throughout
several days we have been working with the mission".
noted that all political forces of the coalition "have an opportunity to
meet with our colleagues from the International Monetary Fund to find out what main
parameters of the following budget year are determined by the Government of
Ukraine together with our international partners."
It should be
noted, the Head of the Government emphasized, there took place a three-hour
meeting of members of the IMF mission and the leader of the Batkivshchyna
faction in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance of
Ukraine regarding budgetary, tariff and economic policies in general.
"I appeal to
the parliamentary factions, who are eager to take an active part in the
formation of the state budget for the next year and amendments in tax, customs
and economic policy as a whole for 2016, to take a decision for themselves
whether to hold meetings with the IMF mission. Both the Prime Minister and the
Minister of Finance are ready to work together with our political partners to conduct
such a meeting, with numbers, facts and determining of the distinct policy,
which is necessary for the Ukrainian state in 2016", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Minister stressed that before the end of year there should be adopted a new law
of Ukraine on the state budget for 2016 and changes in tax and customs policy designed
by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and supported by the Government.
In addition, it
is necessary to adopt in Parliament a number of other bills drafted by the
Government. Among them – changes to the legislation in health, in education,
privatization, public procurement".
common political will to prove that Ukraine isn’t going off the track of crucial
reforms for the country. And to demonstrate to the international community that
we are confident in pursuing the way of reforms," he said.
Minister emphasized to achieve success in the reform process it is vital to
ensure unity of all factions of the coalition: "The voting process in
Parliament should be smooth to prevent transforming the budget and tax issues
in a political confrontation".