On April 16, in the first day of his working visit to Washington as part of the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk had a meeting with Mathew Haarsager, Special Assistant to the US President for Global Economics and Finance.
The parties discussed the key aspects and achievements of the cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF.
Mathew Haarsager stressed the importance of the implementation of all reform agreed in the program of cooperation with the IMF. He also said that the transparent privatization of state-owned companies would let Ukraine attract more investments from the American business.
Oleksandr Danyliuk said that an important part of the reform process in Ukraine is a fight against corruption which must be won through establishing the anti-corruption infrastructure whose final element will be the Anti-Corruption Court.
On the same day, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine had a meeting with Wess Mitchell, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Wess Mitchell assured that the US Government will continue its active support for Ukraine on its way of reforms and, if needed, will further strengthen its legislation on sanctions.
Oleksandr Danyliuk thanked the US Government for its support and emphasized that the Ukrainian Government is resolute to implement reforms under the program of cooperation with the IMF and to complete this program successfully in 2019.
In both meetings, the parties were positive on the implementation progress of the key reforms in Ukraine. The parties agreed that a successful and comprehensive reform policy is a prerequisite for the higher attractiveness of Ukraine to investors. The improvement of mechanisms aimed to tackle corruption remains an important condition for the success of the country and its attractiveness to investors in the future.