: G7 Envoys urge Groysman to continue IMF program, fight corruption

09:56 Apr. 21, 2016

G7 Envoys urge Groysman to continue IMF program, fight corruption

Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman smiles after he was appointed the Prime Minister during the Ukrainian parliament session in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 14, 2016 (AP)

"It is now of vital importance that the new Prime Minister leads a strong, united, accountable and reform-oriented Government," G7 Ambassadors emphasize

The G7 Ambassadors in a statement have called on the newly-appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, to continue the previously agreed programs of the International Monetary Fund and prioritize the fight against corruption.

The relevant statement of the G7 Ambassadors on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Prime Minister of Ukraine was published on the website of the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on April 20.

Read also Ukraine's new government must regain trust of people - E.U.

G7 Ambassadors congratulated Volodymyr Groysman on his appointment.

"We know Prime Minister Groysman well and look forward to working with him," reads the statement. "It is now of vital importance that the new Prime Minister leads a strong, united, accountable and reform-oriented Government."

"We also urge him to carry forward the previously agreed IMF programme and prioritise the fight against corruption," the G7 Ambassadors said.

G7 Ambassadors stand ready to support the new Government of Ukraine in its endeavours to this end, according to the statement.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on April 14 approved the composition of the new Cabinet of Ministers, which is now lead by Volodymyr Groysman, ex-parliament Speaker.

Reporting by UNIAN

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