Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
on Monday had a meeting with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development Sir Suma Chakrabarti. The parties
discussed and agreed on the future collaboration agenda.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is our financial partner and
an extremely important investor for Ukraine. We deeply appreciate the cooperation
with you,” said Volodymyr Groysman.
“The Government is willing to deepen cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction
and Development. We have a number of programs that are implemented together. I
think that today's meeting will be another impetus for the enhancing of this
Minister thanked the EBRD for the practical work connected with the sliding
into place of the arch shielding radioactive waste over the Ukryttia
(Shelter) facility. The Government of Ukraine highly appreciates the activities
of the EBRD administrating the Chernobyl Shelter Fund and Nuclear Safety Account,
meeting the parties agreed to unite efforts in the privatization of state
enterprises in Ukraine, particularly the Odessa Portside Plant, as well as in
cooperation in the reform of state-owned enterprises.
In this regard
Volodymyr Groysman stressed
that the Government is working on reforming the governance of SOEs that require
privatization, new quality management and control of the property, which will
remain in the rental relations are the four objectives
we must accomplish. We have progress along these areas," said the Head of
President Sir Suma Chakrabarti commended the
Government's efforts in carrying out important and tangible reforms taking
place in Ukraine, in particular in the macroeconomic sphere, the reform of the
banking system, the introduction of e-public procurement system ProZorro and e-asset declarations, the extension of
cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, the introduction of market
gas price, Naftogaz corporate governance reform, the
continuation of privatization process.
progress is obvious,” said Sir Suma Chakrabarti. “Ukraine
is a very important partner for the EBRD. We are trying to support both the reforms
in Ukraine, and investment in Ukraine".
that Ukraine is the second country by the amount of EBRD investments. In 2016
the Bank’s investment volumes for Ukraine make up EUR 400 million, and next
year this amount can be increased. In particular, the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development is planning to pay special attention to the
reforms in the ministries and departments, in particular, in order to
strengthen and develop their institutional capacity.