28 Mar 2023 10:43

Ukrainian PM and U.S. ambassador discuss Ukraine recovery projects

MOSCOW. March 28 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal and U.S. Ambassador in Kiev Bridget Brink have discussed priority recovery projects in Ukraine.

"We are promoting close coordination between our ministries and the U.S. government to implement important and concrete projects of the recovery process, which has already begun. We count on partners' support as part of energy and critical infrastructure restoration, humanitarian demining and business support programs. The government's priority is housing restoration," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Shmygal as saying in a social media post.

Shmygal said that cooperation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank was discussed at the meeting as well.

Brink, for her part, emphasized the importance of investments in the private sector and progress toward a new IMF program.

"Productive conversation with the prime minister on Ukraine's recovery, including our contributions to energy and electrical infrastructure and the importance of private sector investment. Continued work on the reform agenda will be key, and I welcome progress toward a new IMF program," the U.S. ambassador said on social media.