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State Secretary Andrej Logar in Copenhagen to welcome Ukraine’s reform progress

Copehnagen, 27 June 2018 – State Secretary Logar attended the conference on Ukraine’s reform processes. High representatives of European and non-European countries and Ukraine discussed the country's reform progress and the challenges it faces. The discussion focused mainly on good governance and economic growth.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark hosted the 2nd Ukraine Reform Conference – A Driver for Change, where participants focused on showcasing recent reform progress and presenting plans for future reform initiatives.


State Secretary Logar welcomed Ukraine’s progress in its reform efforts since last year’s conference in London. Despite the difficult security situation in Ukraine, which is still burdened by the conflict in the Eastern part of the country and by the unlawful annexation of Crimea, reforms in Ukraine were successfully carried out. He assessed that by following the recommendations of its international partners, Ukraine achieved considerable progress, which will encourage further effort in fighting corruption and achieving effective decentralisation. State Secretary Logar called for further implementation of the Association Agreement, which will facilitate economic and institutional development and enhance the partnership with the EU.


He also asserted Slovenia’s further support for Ukraine’s effort to implement reforms and resolve the security situation. He mentioned the established projects in the humanitarian field, which include medical and psychosocial rehabilitation for Ukrainian children, and in knowledge exchange, which is reflected in cooperation between Slovenian experts in some key areas. Furthermore, the State Secretary expressed Slovenia’s willingness to provide help with demining and providing assistance to victims of the conflict.


Regarding further action, he encouraged strengthening Ukraine’s endeavours concerning the rule of law, and stressed the need for reforms aimed at an independent judicial system, strengthening business environment, reforming the electoral system, protecting civil society and fighting corruption more effectively.


On the sidelines of the conference, the State Secretary held several bilateral meetings with foreign ministers.