Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the Ukraine Reform Conference in London
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, participated in an international ministerial conference on 6 July in London to discuss the agenda and implementation of Ukrainian reform. Minister Linkevičius noted that Ukraine needed a strong European prospect, as well as support for the implementation of its reforms and a comprehensive economic investment programme.
“An economic investment programme would markedly boost economic growth and would help Ukraine catch up with western European countries. Ukraine’s success is the success of the whole Europe,” Linas Linkevičius said.
The 40 high level officials, ministers of foreign affairs, representatives of European Union and international financial institutions, who attended the conference in London, together with members of the Ukrainian Government and NGO delegates considered a huge progress that had taken place during the three years since the Euromaidan Revolution of Dignity in stabilisation of finances and reform of public governance.
The conference was united on support for and commitment to help Ukraine, its institutions and its non-governmental sector in their effort to develop a modern, stable and prosperous state.
The participants of the Ukraine Reform Conference underlined that Ukraine had already done a lot in creating an environment favourable to investment, in managing banking, in strengthening combat against corruption particularly in sectors such as public procurement and energy. Pensions, state-run companies, health and land reforms are in the focus of further continued efforts.
On 27 April together with representatives of Ukrainian and European institutions, Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius launched the Ukraine Forum organised by the think-tank European Policy Centre in Brussels.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, paid a working visit to Vilnius on 24 April. He had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, where intensive bilateral cooperation was discussed and the necessity to continue developing economic ties was endorsed.
“Ukrainian leaders and people speak not only about cordial friendship but about brotherly relations between our two nations,” said Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, summarising his three day visit to Ukraine.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius, on 30 December, visited the children who had suffered from military operations in the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and who study at Vilnius Lithuanians’ School now.