On Tuesday, May
10, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting with Director of the IMF’s European
Department Poul M. Thomsen. The parties discussed
reforms in Ukraine and further interaction on their implementation.
Minister thanked the IMF for a systematic and fruitful cooperation with
Ukraine. "The support, including support from the IMF, is very important in
this rather difficult time for Ukraine. But we also consider our cooperation as
the possibility of implementing structural reforms which will enable Ukraine to
ensure the transformation from a post-Soviet state to a modern European
country," he said.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that the new Government is committed to implementing
and accelerating reforms in the country, particularly in the areas of customs,
taxation, transparency of government through public
appointment of management of state-owned enterprises, improving the system of public
procurement as well as conducting public, open privatization.
"We believe implementing
reforms to be our internal homework, and the IMF - a strategic partner that
helps us overcome this difficult path," he stressed.
Volodymyr Groysman informed that the Government along with a strategic
advisory group for supporting reforms in Ukraine co-chaired by Adviser to the
President, former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Leszek
Balcerowicz and the head of a group of advisers of the Prime Minister of
Ukraine, Slovakia's former Deputy Prime Minister and former Finance Minister
Ivan Miklos is working on the development of an
operational plan which will be presented soon.
In his turn, Director
of the IMF’s European Department Poul M. Thomsen
welcomed the formation of a new Government and assured of the IMF’s readiness to
support Ukraine in carrying out necessary changes.