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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of Ukraine

Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone today with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to discuss Ukraine's reform agenda. The Vice President welcomed the successful implementation of Ukraine's electronic asset declaration system and commended Prime Minister Groysman for his continuing strong support for reforms, including those focused on the health care and education sectors. The Vice President and Prime Minister Groysman agreed on the importance of continued reform progress, especially on the need to maintain the independence of the National Anticorruption Bureau, to move forward with robust, transparent, and competitive privatizations of key state-owned enterprises, and to adhere to all of Ukraine's IMF commitments.