KYIV. Nov 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has begun a two-day visit to Ukraine and is set to meet with representatives of the Finance Ministry and agrarian business to discuss reforms in Ukraine.
“Right now we are starting with breakfast with representatives of agribusiness to discuss ways to increase productivity in the agricultural sector and the role of our country in global food security,” Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, the president of the World Bank has many important meetings in the agenda, in particular, with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, as well as with Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy and the leaders of the parliamentary factions.
As reported, the World Bank in the announcement of the visit called one of the purposes of his visit confirmation of the World Bank’s support in order to accelerate economic growth. The bank said that meetings with representatives of civil society, private sector leaders, as well as parliamentarians to discuss ways to accelerate reforms in the areas of agriculture, health, pensions, energy, the banking sector and fighting corruption in Ukraine are also planned.
Together with Prime Minister Groysman Jim Yong Kim will take part in the special event titled “Ukraine: Innovations and Opportunities.”
The World Bank has recently approved the concept of partnership with Ukraine for 2017-2021, which should support the country’s efforts to achieve sustainable economic recovery.