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PM set to press on with reforms

The Strategic Advisory Group is said to unveil its action plan soon.

PM set to press on with reforms

Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Director of the IMF’s European Department Poul M. Thomsen on 11 May discussed reforms in Ukraine and its further cooperation with the fund, the government's press service has said.

"The support, including from the IMF, is vitally important in this difficult time for Ukraine. We view 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.

Groysman said his 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 is a strategic partner that helps us cover this difficult path," he stressed.

Groysman said his cabinet along with the Strategic Advisory Group for supporting reforms in Ukraine co-chaired by an adviser to the Ukrainian president and former Polish deputy prime minister, Leszek Balcerowicz, and the head of a group of advisers and Slovakia's former deputy prime minister and former finance minister, Ivan Miklos, are working on a roadmap plan which will be presented soon.

Director of the IMF’s European Department Poul M. Thomsen welcomed the formation of a new government and assured Groysman of the IMF’s readiness to support Ukraine in carrying out necessary changes.