In Mykolaiv, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with ambassadors of the G7 and European Union countries accredited in Ukraine.
The Head of State noted that although his personal meeting with representatives of the G7 countries and European institutions was in March, the Office of the President maintained a constant dialogue on all issues.
"Support from your countries and the EU is key for Ukraine. That is why I want to constantly maintain this dialogue in order to hear you and share my vision of political life and strategy of further transformations in the country,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President noted that he was pleased to hold this meeting during the “Joint Efforts - 2020” exercise, which he considered important in the context of Ukraine gaining the status of NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner.
The President informed the participants of the meeting about the state and prospects of implementation of key reforms, the situation with the anticorruption bodies, the NBU, and the preparations for the local elections.
The Head of State assured that the country's course would remain unchanged.
"The European choice is unchanged for our country. It forms the agenda of political and economic transformations in Ukraine," he said.
Regarding the economic prospects of the country, the President stressed that the government seeks to lay the foundations for sustainable dynamic development of Ukraine, job creation, modernization of infrastructure, restoration of the industrial base, attracting investment.
"Currently, the efforts of the government and the Verkhovna Rada are aimed at supporting the economy during the crisis, attracting investment and modernizing those industries in which Ukraine retains its potential. We are interested in foreign investment and are working to create comfortable working conditions for investors. My priority is to systematically improve the investment climate," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
The President also noted that he stands for maintaining the independence of the National Bank of Ukraine and pays attention to the continuation of the banking sector reform.
The President called the independence of anti-corruption bodies no less important. He assured that his position is that all procedures for selection of members of contest committees and competitions for the positions of heads of anticorruption bodies, in particular SAP and NABU, should be conducted in accordance with the procedure established by law, transparently and under public control.
"As a guarantor of the Constitution, I am ready to defend and ensure the independence and transparency of the work of SAP, NABU, HACC. At the same time, I will demand ensuring the right of Ukrainian citizens to see the effective work of these bodies," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.