Thursday, February 4, 2016

Statement on the Resignation of Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavičius

03 Feb 2016

We are deeply disappointed by the resignation of Minister for Economic Development and Trade, Aivaras Abromavičius, who has delivered real reform results for Ukraine.  During the past year, Abromavičius and his professional team have made important strides -- implementing tough but necessary economic reforms to help stabilize Ukraine’s economy, root out endemic corruption, bring Ukraine into compliance with its IMF program obligations, and promote more openness and transparency in government. Ukraine’s stable, secure and prosperous future will require the sustained efforts of a broad and inclusive team of dedicated professionals who put the Ukrainian peoples' interests above their own. It is important that Ukraine's leaders set aside their parochial differences, put the vested interests that have hindered the country's progress for decades squarely in the past, and press forward on vital reforms.

Ambassador of Canada Roman Waschuk
Ambassador of the Republic of France Isabelle Dumont
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Christof Weil
Ambassador of  Italy Fabrizio Romano
Ambassador of Japan Shigeki Sumi
Ambassador of Lithuania Marius Janukonis
Ambassador of Sweden Andreas von Beckerath
Ambassador of Switzerland Guillaume Scheurer
Ambassador of the United Kingdom Judith Gough
Ambassador of the United States of America Geoffrey R. Pyatt