: Ukraine can get USD 1.85 bln from Japan if reforms implemented

13:46 Apr. 7, 2016

Ukraine can get USD 1.85 bln from Japan if reforms implemented

In this Monday, March 14, 2016 photo, Egyptians walk past a currency exchange office in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)

Japan may finance economic reforms in Ukraine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country will keep its promise regarding USD 1.88 billion in financial aid to Ukraine if it honors its commitments on reform.

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"We will continue with plans to send USD 1.85 billion in an economic package to Ukraine for reform," he said at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Tokyo on Wednesday, April 6.

Poroshenko assured that Ukraine would speed up its reform process, Abe said, adding that he appreciated such a resolute intention by the Ukrainian president.

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Japan, in its turn, intends to stick to its commitments if Ukraine continues conducting domestic reform, Abe added.

Reporting by UNIAN

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