USUBC HOSTED A MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT IN WASHINGTON
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC),
Wash, D.C., Thu, April, 26, 2018
On April 25, 2018 U.S.-Ukraine Business Council a meeting with members of the Ukrainian Parliament.
In the picture left to right: Bohdana Urbanovych, D4 Energy Group LLC; Alexander Vasilenko, Consultant; Anatolii Pinchuk, President of UPA "Ukrainian Strategy"; George Chopivsky, Ukrainian Development Company; Viktor Chumak, MP; Oksana Prodan, MP; Oleksiy Skrypnyk, MP; Morgan WIlliams, President, USUBC; Alison Case; USAID; Mark Levin, NCSEJ
The delegation included: Oksana Prodan, Deputy Head of the Parliamentary Faction of the Party "Petro Poroshenko Bloc", Member of the Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy of Verkhovna Rada [Parliament] of Ukraine, Viktor Chumak, First Deputy Chair of the Verkhovna Rada [Parliament] Committee on Combatting Organized Crime and Corruption, Co-Chair of Parliamentary Group on Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the United States, Oleksiy Skrypnyk, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Education and Science of Verkhovna Rada [Parliament] of Ukraine, Co-founder of the Institute for the Future, Anatolii Pinchuk, President of UPA "Ukrainian Strategy", Official Partner of U.S. Caucus of the Verkhovna Rada [Parliament] of Ukraine.
The meeting took place at the office of PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers)
The Parliament members briefed the attendees on the purpose of their trip to the U.S.- all of them are members of the Interparliamentary U.S.-Ukraine Friendship group and came to the U.S. to discuss issues that are one the agenda for U.S.-Ukraine relations – anti-corruption court creation, IMF-Ukraine relations, progress of reforms, cooperation in the military sphere, demonopolization, etc.
During their presentations they covered a wide range of issues including the improvement of the investment and business climate, implementation of the land reform, international relations, economic and fiscal policies, combating corruption, coming presidential and parliamentary relations.
The meeting was attended by representatives of U.S. Department of State, the Washington Group, US-Ukraine Foundation, USAID, Ukrainian Development Company, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ), U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, American Councils for International Education, Vigilent Group, Culhane Meadows, Summit Strategies/Greenbrier Companies, Archer Daniels Midland, WFUMA, Center for U.S.-Ukraine Relations, Kennan Institute, German Marshal Fund, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, PwC, IFC, Embassy of Ukraine in USA, A. Masiuk Ventures, The Peoples Group, Strategy, D4Energy Group and others.
The panel was followed by Q&A session. In the picture: Lorraine Riffle Hawley, Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) - Right, and Yaro Bihun, The Ukrainian Weekly - Left.
In the picture left to right: Elizabeth Hanny, Ukraine Desk, U.S. State Department; Viktor Chumak, MP; Maryna Antonova, Director of Government Affairs, USUBC