Today the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov has met with the Deputy State Secretary of US William J. Burns. During the meeting the Head of the Government noted the intensification of political dialogue between Ukraine and the United States upon their request and described the political and socio-economic situation in Ukraine.

According to the Prime Minister convictions, the situation is stabilized in all areas, primarily due to political stabilization and coordinated work of all the power branches. He noted the adoption of important laws that promote economic recovery and restore order in the State. This is the law on public procurement, which was to prevent the corruption, the law on gas market, the law on single state body regulating tariffs for housing services, the Budget Code, which defines the financial capacity to strengthen financial abilities of local communities and so on.

In addition Mykola Azarov stressed that the Government had developed a revolutionary Tax Code, on conditions of implementation of which Ukraine would have the most attractive investment climate in Europe, integration into which is the main priority for our State. "The Government committed to implement the reforms program proposed to the public by the President of Ukraine," the Prime Minister said.

In his turn, the Deputy State Secretary noted the significant progress in political dialogue between our countries in addressing security issues. Mr. Burns expressed his support of U.S. government efforts to integrate Ukraine into the EU and to support in those difficult steps that the Government of Ukraine undertakes to modernize the country, particularly in the frame of cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

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