G7 ambassadors support Poroshenko's proposal to create task force to amend e-declaration law
Ambassadors of the G7 countries during a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday, March 27, supported the idea of setting up a task force involving civil society representatives to work out amendments to the law on electronic declaration.
"They were encouraged by President Poroshenko's promise to convene a working group, including civil society, to look at recent legislative amendments," the G7 ambassadors said in a statement posted on the website of the Embassy of Italy in Ukraine on Tuesday.
During the meeting on Monday, the ambassadors of the G7 expressed appreciation for the encouraging progress achieved by the Ukrainian authorities in stabilizing and reforming the economy and implementing institutional reforms, despite the ongoing armed conflict in the country's east.
They supported efforts in the country's reform process, underscoring the need to consolidate improvements in the business environment facilitating foreign and domestic investments.
"Ambassadors discussed with President Poroshenko a number of recent issues that have been of concern, including inter alia related to the reform agenda, and specifically to the fight against corruption, particularly such as the extension of electronic asset declarations to representatives of civil society," the statement reads.
They emphasized Ukraine's need for institutional stability as a prerequisite for further reform. They also vowed to further support Ukraine on its reform path, the ownership of which lies fully in the hands of Ukraine