U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA.
According to Kerry, he and Vice President Biden met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm their support and assure themselves of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He was convinced that the full commitment and responsibility of all parties could result in their complete fulfillment in the coming months. Only then, the economic restrictions will be lifted, the U.S. secretary of state said.
Kerry stressed that the effectiveness of the governments of certain countries was of great importance to global security and development. Therefore, incompetence and corrupt governments can no longer be neglected as a local problem.
According to him, corruption destroys national states and deprives people of great opportunities for development. Corruption is a tool used by extremists and terrorists to realize their criminal plans, he added.
Kerry also said that corruption costs the world economy $1 trillion annually.