By his Decree of February 13, the President has established an Advisory International Council of Reforms and appointed Mikheil Saakashvili to the post of its Head.
The Advisory International Council of Reforms is a consultative body the main task of which is to elaborate proposals and recommendations on the implementation of reforms in Ukraine taking into account the best international experience. The Council will involve foreign experts in the reformation of the Ukrainian legislation and increase the level of international support to Ukraine.
"We've been thinking for a long time how to use the knowledge, experience and unique know-how of Mikheil Saakashvili in the best way. In Georgia, he managed to implement reforms virtually in all spheres of economic, political and social life. The path we chose the last year with the Revolution of Dignity has been already completed and verified by our neighbors. They are ready to share their experience with us. Until recently, Mikheil was, in fact, a freelance consultant of Ukraine in the issue of reforms. And now, finally, he gets the official status," the President of Ukraine said.
"Mikheil will become a representative of Ukraine abroad and, simultaneously, a representative of the international community in Ukraine. We are confident that it is Mikheil who will establish a bilateral communication between Ukraine and the world on the issue of reforms. He will involve the best foreign experience and decently represent us abroad," Petro Poroshenko noted.
In his turn, Mikheil Saakashvili has expressed sincere gratitude for trust and noted that the entire continent was looking at Ukraine. According to him, many things in the world will depend on the success of the Ukrainian reforms. "We will not win if we do not build a new Ukraine today and do not implement new reforms. It is a pursuit in time. If new Ukraine comes true, Georgia will also be free," Mikheil Saakashvili emphasized.
The Advisory International Council of Reforms will closely cooperate with the National Council of Reforms and its Head will become a member of the National Council.
"At present, many international experts and prominent figures assist Ukraine, but their work is unordered. The Advisory Council will help consolidate their efforts and direct them into a single channel for the best results. In our turn, we guarantee that we will listen to all the proposals of the Council," Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration and Co-Head of the National Council of Reforms Dmytro Shymkiv noted.