Photo from UNIAN The new governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Kyrylo Shevchenko, on Tuesday held a first meeting with the G7 ambassadors. Members of the NBU Board have also attended the meeting, the central bank&#39;s press service reports. "Close partnerships with our international partners are significant achievements in the financial sector reform over recent years. I consider it my duty to support and develop them. The National Bank highly appreciates relations with the G7 states, the European Union, and international financial institutions. We strive to further remain your predictable and consistent partner," the NBU press service quotes Shevchenko as saying. The National Bank, Shevchenko says, will remain an independent institution, which will make apolitical and economically motivated decisions. The NBU head assured that the monetary policy, inflation targeting regime, and flexible exchange rate regime will be preserved. Read alsoNational Bank to pursue policy of hryvnia&#39;s floating rate U.S. Charge d&#39;Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien has noted that the National Bank is a fundamental pillar of ongoing reforms that has played a key role in tackling challenges in the banking sector and combating the crisis. The U.S. hopes, she said, that the National Bank will continue a well-thought-out policy aimed at ensuring macro-financial and economic stability in Ukraine, the press service noted. Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas said that international partners see the National Bank as a role-model organization in Ukraine and that the central bank&#39;s entire team should be "proud" of that. As one of the largest donors in Ukraine, the EU looks forward to continuing cooperation with the National Bank, Maasikas stressed, adding that the NBU independence has been and remains a pillar of trust and cooperation. During the meeting, Shevchenko announced his main priorities in office: restoring lending, reducing portfolios of "bad" loans, maintaining macro-financial stability, as well as continuing and deepening cooperation with international partners. Answering the question of the G7 ambassadors, Shevchenko noted that he is a supporter of corporate governance reform in state-owned banks. Its result today is the banks&#39; successful performance and their ability to attract investors. As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 20, President Volodymyr Zelensky officially introduced the new head of the National Bank of Ukraine, Kyrylo Shevchenko, who had been appointed by Parliament on July 16 as a successor of Yakiv Smolii who earlier wrote a resignation letter complaining about systematic "political pressure".