Union commends the progress of reforms in Ukraine and expresses commitment to
fully support our country in prolonging internal transformations, the
protection of territorial integrity and deepening of trade cooperation. Such arrangements
were made during a meeting of the European Parliament delegation headed by Member
of the European Parliament Dariusz Rosati with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
The Head of
Government of Ukraine stressed that the entry into force of the Association
Agreement with the EU from September 1 will allow the sides to intensify work along
several directions, such as: to expand trade relations through applying additional
tools aimed to boost exports to the European market, to facilitate Ukraine’s participation
in various EU projects, to strengthen the institutional capacity of the
authorities in our country, as well as to coordinate positions on certain
"I want to express
gratitude for steady attention to Ukraine and for your comprehensive support
for the restoration of our territorial integrity... It is very important that
our meeting is taking place in September when the Association Agreement came
into force. It is also crucial for us to fully abide by the provisions," said
meeting, the Head of Ukraine’s Government also briefed the European parliamentarians
on the situation in the east of Ukraine, but stressed that despite the current
challenges and threats to the security, Ukraine is steady following the path of
September 21, we have a rather responsible day, when we can achieve the approval
in the Parliament of two reforms – the judicial reform and a large scale pension
reform. Tomorrow we will present in Parliament the draft state budget for 2018.
Till the end of the year, we have very ambitious plans: large scale privatization,
and a number of laws aimed to ensure economic growth ... Our agenda is hard,"
emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
In this regard,
the Head of Government reminded that the progress of reforms had already been
noted by leading rating agencies and investors, there is huge demand for bonds
recently placed on the domestic market.
On his part, Dariusz Rosati emphasized that
his colleagues had already visited the east of Ukraine to get familiar with the
situation and to show solidarity with the people living in conflict-affected
areas of Ukraine and the EP is caring about them.
“I congratulate you on the
achievements so far. When we met last time in May you told then that the
priority for your Government is to implement the 5 major reforms and I am glad
to hear that some of them are very close to the implementation. So we are on
our way to Brussels, we have to report the European Parliament that things are
going quite well,” said Dariusz Rocati, “I want to
assure you of the EU support for Ukraine. We are ready to provide more support
and we are interested to deepen our friendly relations”.