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UK and Ukraine co-host international conference to support a prosperous future for Ukraine

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will co-host the Ukraine Reform Conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman will lead the Ukrainian delegation.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson speaking with the Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman at the Ukraine Reform Conference

On Thursday 6 July the UK and Ukraine will co-host a conference at Lancaster House in London to showcase the progress Ukraine has made on reform since 2014, present the Ukrainian Government’s Reform Action Plan 2017-20, and bring the international community together to agree priority reform areas and show support for Ukraine.

Alongside ministerial-level plenary discussions, the conference will include detailed conversations on each of the priority reform areas agreed in the Action Plan: good governance, economic growth, rule of law and anti-corruption, defence and security reform, and human capital.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

Ukraine’s recent progress on reform has been astounding, but more needs to be done. Achieving the stable, prosperous future that Ukrainians desire will require absolute commitment to reform from the Ukrainian Government, as well as unwavering support from the international community. That’s why it is good to see so many international partners engaged through the Ukrainian Reform Conference.

The UK is committed to helping Ukraine deliver reform, fight against corruption and build its ability to stand up to Russian aggression. As one of Ukraine’s closest friends, we are pleased to be by Ukraine’s side as it fulfils the aspirations of Ukrainian citizens, and realises the economic potential of a great European country.

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Published 6 July 2017