Presidential Administration Head Lozhkin met US officials

The head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine visited the White House and held a working meeting with his counterpart, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential press service.

The parties discussed the achievements of Ukraine of the past two years, particularly in the part of functioning of anti-corruption institutions and various reforms.

"The White House Chief of Staff is well informed on the internal processes of Ukraine and commends our progress," Borys Lozhkin noted.

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McDonough reiterated support of the United States for the European integration aspirations of Ukraine and emphasized the importance of peaceful settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine under the Minsk agreements.

In the course of the meeting, Borys Lozhkin and Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan agreed to further promote the initiative of President Petro Poroshenko on the invitation of students from Yale, Harvard, Columbia University etc. for internships in Ukraine. Ryan praised the Go Global project that encourages studying English in Ukraine and confirmed willingness to provide necessary assistance to the project.

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During the talks with famous American political analyst, social scientist, statesman and advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies Zbigniew Brzezinski, Borys Lozhkin discussed security issues. Brzezinski praised the appointment of Leszek Balcerowicz to the post of advisor to the president of Ukraine and his envoy in the Government. He believes it will facilitate the advancement of reforms.

Lozhkin and Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed the implementation of reforms in Ukraine, particularly in the anti-corruption sphere. During the meeting with Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, the parties have discussed the attraction of investments in Ukraine and the necessity of rapprochement between Ukrainian and Western regulatory standards.

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The head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine has also examined the functioning of SelectUSA Investment Summit - the largest U.S. conference on attraction of FDI - and had a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews. Lozhkin believes it is feasible to organize similar event in Ukraine, which may be called Select Ukraine.

"Almost everyone I met today was impressed with our results over the past two years. However, it is not enough. We understand that and Washington understands that as well. Our priorities should include anti-corruption, judiciary and economic reforms and economic growth," Lozhkin summarized.

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