Ambassadors of the G7 countries (the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Japan) have called on Ukraine to continue reforms in the defense industry.
"During a meeting with [National Security and Defense Council] NSDC Secretary [Oleksiy] Danilov today, G7 Ambassadors encouraged Ukraine to implement reforms in the crucial defense industry that are transparent and in accordance with international standards," they said in a statement posted on the Twitter account of the U.S. Presidency of the G7 Ambassadors' Support Group on June 11.
"Establishing strong and independent corporate governance is vital to attract investment and modernize Ukraine's defense sector," the statement said.
The NSDC's press service said in turn that during the meeting, Danilov had expressed gratitude to the G7 countries for supporting Ukraine in its struggle to restore sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as in reforming the defense industry.
He informed about plans for state-run Ukroboronprom Consortium's transformation, saying Ukraine is grateful to the French government for the extremely important support in conducting an audit of the company's corporate reform.
Also, he emphasized that Ukraine considers it is extremely important to openly inform its strategic partners on security reforms.
According to him, Ukraine continues implementing the reform of the military-industrial complex, taking into account the best international experience in corporate governance.