Kyiv will host the International Support for Ukraine Conference at the NSC Olympiyskiy on Tuesday, April 28. The Ukraine’s Government will present outcomes of its work aimed at stabilizing the economy as well as implementing reforms. Moreover, top state officials and high representatives of the international community and the business community are to discuss next steps that should be taken on the reform path in Ukraine.
The conference will provide a platform for the Government of Ukraine to present results of its work aimed at stabilizing the economy and implementing reforms, as well as mid- and long-term strategy of further priority actions.
The top state officials and high representatives of the international community and business circles will discuss the further steps in reforming Ukraine's economy, including agriculture and energy sector, combating corruption. It will also be presented initiatives on rebuilding and restoring areas affected by Russian aggression, and solving problems facing by internally displaced persons.
Taking part in the conference, the international community will demonstrate its steadfast political support and solidarity with the reform efforts of the Ukrainian Government.
Delegations from international partners were invited in "1+3" format: head of state or government + profile ministers so that the latter would be able to participate in certain panel discussions.
The total number of invited will be about 400 persons (not just leadership of the countries, but also representatives of international financial institutions such as the EBRD, the World Bank, the IMF, etc.)
The heads of delegations will have an opportunity to speak in the first - political part of the conference, while in the course of four topical round tables scheduled for the second part of day the discussions will be raised along the following directions:
• “Recovery of conflict-affected areas”
Speakers: HENNADII ZUBKO, the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine
CIHAN SULTANOGLU, the Director, Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS at United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
NEAL WALKER, the UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
PAVLO ROZENKO, the Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine
CHRISTOS STYLIANIDES, the European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
• “Business Climate and Investment Opportunities in Ukraine”
Speakers: NATALIE A. JARESKO, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine
AIVARAS ABROMAVICIUS, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine
JOHANNES HAHN, the European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
FRANCIS MALIGE, the Managing Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus for the EBRD
CALLUM WILLIAMS, the Economics correspondent for The Economist
• “Agrarian Policy and Reforms“
Speakers: DIRK STRATMANN, the General Manager at John Deere International (JDIN)
OLEKSIY PAVLENKO, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
ANDRIY PYVOVARSKYI, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine
RUFAT ALIMARDANOV, the Regional Manager for Ukraine and Belarus at the International Finance Corporation
JEFFREY ROWE, the Regional Director, Europe at DuPont Pioneer
• “Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Reforms”
Speakers: VOLODYMYR DEMCHYSHYN, the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
MAROŠ ŠEFČOVIČ, the Vice-president for Energy Union
WILLIAM BRYAN, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration in the U.S. Department of Energy
JANEZ KOPAČ, the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat
ANDRIY KOBOLYEV, the CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine
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