: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Leszek Balcerowicz becomes President`s representative in Govt


Architect of successful Polish reforms Leszek Balcerowicz has become President`s representative in the Cabinet of Ministers, according to the official website of the President of Ukraine.
The relevant decree was signed by Poroshenko on Friday, the president`s press service reports.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman had a meeting with Leszek Balcerowicz and Ivan Miklos.
The establishment of the Group of Strategic Advisors on the Support for Reforms in Ukraine has been endorsed by the EU. On Thursday, Poroshenko discussed this issue with Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.
”We will not have a team of the President or Prime Minister. We will have one team that will reform the country,” Poroshenko said.
Balcerowicz was also appointed Advisor to the President of Ukraine and Co-Chairman of the Group of Strategic Advisors on the Support for Reforms in Ukraine.
Ivan Miklos became another Co-Chairman of the Group. He will also chair the group of advisors to the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
The Prime Minister noted: ”It will be a great honor for me to work with Balcerowicz and Miklos. I believe the Cabinet of Ministers has the same opinion. I would like to say that the majority of ministers are determined to implement reforms in the country.”
”Ukraine`s development is much better than it is pictured abroad. I have to show these achievements that are not always noticed by the West,” Balcerowicz said.
Balcerowicz told that he would, inter alia, work with western investors and politicians in order to outline real situation in Ukraine and show achievements of our country on the track of reforms.
Ivan Miklos emphasized that Ukraine had significant unused potential. ”Our goal is not to create a parallel structure, but to help Ukrainian reformers overcome problems,” he noted.
Радий вітати в українській команді реформ Лешека Бальцеровича та Івана Міклоша! pic.twitter.com/XGoJJtXuUh
— Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) 22 квітня 2016 р.

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