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 Reforms in Ukraine crucial for signing memorandum with IMF, - Poroshenko to G7 ambassadors

At a meeting with the G7 ambassadors and Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski, President Petro Poroshenko stressed that the reforms in Ukraine were crucial for signing a memorandum with the IMF and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation.

Censor.NET reports referring to Presidential Administration press service.

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The president noted that since their previous meeting, significant changes had taken place, a new government and a parliamentary coalition had been formed. He emphasized the ambitiousness of new government's program based on the proposals of the National Council of Reforms, the IMF program, and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Poroshenko also expressed hope that the EU institutions would consider the soonest introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians. He confirmed the decentralization and judiciary reforms were still on the country's agenda.

The president stressed the importance of appointment of new prosecutor general as well as the adoption of amendments to the law on the prosecutor's office providing for establishing the General Inspectorate that will become another anti-corruption tool.

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Poroshenko thanked the United States for the decision to support Ukraine financially by providing the third tranche of loan guarantees in the amount of $1 billion.

In turn, the ambassador of Japan, the hosting country of this year's G7 summit, shared his impressions from visiting Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, where the new patrol police was launched with the assistance of Japan. Ambassador Shigeki Sumi congratulated Ukraine on winning the Eurovision song contest and praised Ukrainian border guards for their successful tracking of ancient valuable paintings stolen from a museum in Verona.
 
 
 
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