Upon successful implementation of reforms, powerful Ukraine will be able to apply for membership in the OECD, as stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the course of his speech at the meeting of the OECD Council.
The Head of State has thanked the OECD members for the support of Ukraine and the decision to enhance cooperation in conditions of struggle against the aggression. “I am grateful to the OECD for the support of our plan of reforms. I’d like to emphasize the devotion of Ukraine to the international cooperation and the intention to introduce the best global standards of life,” Petro Poroshenko said.
In the OECD headquarters, the parties have signed the Plan on the Implementation of the MoU on the Enhancement of Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the OECD. The President has called it a road map of reforms.
He also highlighted the interest of Ukraine in obtaining expertise in specific areas of reforms, such as management of state enterprises, fighting corruption, developing small and medium business, tax and financial control, education.
The Head of State has held a meeting with OECD Secretary General Jose Angel Gurria. The meeting was also attended by Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Communal Living of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Economy and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Education and Science Serhiy Kvit, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ihor Shevchenko, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly and NSDC First Deputy Secretary, Head of the Interagency Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation and Export Control Oleh Hladkovskyi.