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L. Linkevičius attends virtual roundtable on Ukraine Reforms

Created: 2020.07.07 / Updated: 2020.07.08 12:56

On 7 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a virtual roundtable “Ukraine Reforms: What Next?” that was organized by Chatham House. The event took stock of what had been achieved over the recent years and analyzed the upcoming reform agenda.

“It is crucial for Ukraine to continue the reforms. Any delay in implementation, as the global pandemic has demonstrated, would have a severe impact on the economy of Ukraine. The adoption of the law to launch a land market and of the banking law in Ukraine is a positive step in this process. Hopefully, the laws will be rapidly implemented and the reform agenda will continue in a well-targeted manner," said L. Linkevičius.

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister also expressed his support for Ukraine’s aspirations to renew the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and to deepen its sectoral integration with the EU.

The event was also attended by Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, Orysia Lutsevych, Research Fellow and Manager of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, and Ihor Burakovskyi, Co-Chairman of the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition Board, Chair of the Board of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in London. Its mission is to analyze and promote the understanding of major international issues and affairs. The event is part of the 4th Ukraine Reform Conference in 2021 in Vilnius.



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