Chief of Zelensky's Office meets with G7 ambassadors to discuss economic priorities

12:57, 24 October 2019
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Chief of Zelensky's office Andriy Bohdan / Photo from UNIAN

Bohdan and his deputies, Andriy Smirnov and Yulia Kovaliv, met with the diplomats at the President's Office on October 23, the presidential press service said.

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They discussed cooperation with international financial organizations and judicial reform in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian side briefed the diplomats on priorities and further steps related to initiatives aimed at facilitating economic growth and improving the investment climate. It also informed that draft laws on illegal enrichment and unbundling of Ukraine's gas giant, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine (its division engaged in gas transportation), will be considered next week.

Particular attention was paid to talks with the International Monetary Fund, the reform of the banking sector, and the return of funds from bankrupt banks.

"Having made a decision on nationalization, the state invested UAH 155.3 billion (US$6.2 billion) in PrivatBank, which allowed to save Ukrainians' deposits. We believe that regardless of decisions taken by [Ukrainian] courts, there is no reason to return state-owned PrivatBank to its former shareholders," the press service said.

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