July 6, 2017, the Great Britain and Ukraine held the first International Ukraine Reform Conference in London.
After the open plenary session, with the participation of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Britain Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson, discussion panels began in the following topics:
The conference became a platform for meeting of representatives of the Ukrainian Government, civil society and businesses with Ukraine's international partners to discuss key reforms within the Government Medium-Term Priority Action Plan until 2020 and strengthen support for reforms in Ukraine.
The wave of reforms in Ukraine since 2014 have been the most far reaching and deepest since its independence. However, there is still a long way to go and Ukrainian Government commitment and continued international support will be crucial. This conference brought together Ukraine and its international partners to strengthen support for reform.
Ukraine has great potential. But only through transforming itself into a stable, transparent, prosperous democracy can Ukraine meet its citizens’ aspirations and realize its full economic potential. Reform will enhance Ukraine’s stability, which is important to the stability and security of wider Europe. Ukraine’s international partners also have a direct interest in upholding the rules-based international order, which has been violated by Russia in Ukraine.
This conference brought the international community together with the Ukrainian government, civil society, business and politicians who are committed to pursuing the complex reform challenges ahead and specifically to supporting the Government of Ukraine’s reform plan to 2020.