On October 16, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk, his deputy Yuriy Butsa and Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Valeriy Chaly met US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his deputy for international affairs David Malpass.
The parties discussed the progress of economic reforms in Ukraine, implementation of the IMF program and the successful return of Ukraine to the international capital market. It was agreed that reforms are not possible without institutional capacity development and the US Treasury is ready to help Ukraine in this area.
Another point of the meeting was the comprehensive reform of the Ukrainian State Fiscal Service aimed to transform its working style and philosophy. The US Treasury is one of the key partners of Ukraine.
On the same day, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk and Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Valeriy Chaly met A. Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. It was one of the first meetings of А. Mitchell in his new position which underlines the priority status of Ukraine among 50 nations cooperation with which is in his area of responsibility.
The subject of the meeting was cooperation between the two countries. А. Mitchell mentioned the progress of Ukraine in the implementation of its structural reforms. He also stressed the importance of establishing the Anti-Corruption Court and reconfirmed the priority status of Ukraine in US foreign policy. Aaron Mitchell informed that he is planning his first visit to Ukraine which is due to take place soon.
Oleksandr Danyliuk also had a meeting with Mathew Haarsager, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Economics and Finance at National Security Council.
The parties discussed the progress of cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF as well as the reforms required for the successful completion of the IMF program in 2019.