This statement was released by Penny Pritzker, the United States Secretary of Commerce at her press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. During her first visit to Ukraine, Ms. Pritzker met with President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatseniuk, mayor of Kyiv Klitchko, young Ukrainian entrepreneurs and leaders of Ukraine-based American companies.
After a number of meeting Ms. Pritxker concluded that there is great potential for business development in Ukraine. However, a large number of reforms is necessary in order to improve Ukrainian domestic businesses and investment environment. According to Ms. Pritzker legislative measures in terms of eradicating corruption, strengthening the rule of law and streamlining the bureaucracy need to be adopted in the shortest time.
”These steps are hard, but they will change the future of your country”,- said Penny Pritzker. She also underlined that the United States of America are committed to strengthening the economic ties between two nations.