16:09 30.05.2016

Statement: G7 ambassadors call on Rada to adopt constitutional amendments on judicial reform

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Statement: G7 ambassadors call on Rada to adopt constitutional amendments on judicial reform

The ambassadors of the G7 countries have noted the importance of the Ukrainian parliament's passing the amendments which deal with judicial reform to the Constitution in their second reading, which is scheduled for next week.

"G7 ambassadors reiterate the importance of the judicial reform in Ukraine, prior to the second reading of the draft law on amending the Constitution of Ukraine at the Verkhovna Rada next week. Judicial reform is a backbone of all the reforms in Ukraine to regain public trust and promote further foreign investments," the G7 ambassadors said in a statement which was passed to Interfax-Ukraine by the Embassy of Japan on Monday.

The diplomats also said they commend and support the efforts of the Ukrainian government, relevant authorities and civil society in Ukraine to implement its reforms and raise awareness of their importance in the society. "We encourage them to continue their efforts, in particular, for a fight against corruption and judicial reform, including the Prosecutor General's Office, as clearly stated in the G7 Ise-Shima Leaders' Declaration at the G7 Summit held in Japan on May 26 and 27, 2016," the ambassadors said.

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