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PRESS RELEASE November 10, 2017

World Bank Group President to visit Ukraine

Kyiv, UKRAINE, November 10, 2017 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim arrives in Kyiv Sunday, November 12th, for a two-day visit to discuss Ukraine’s progress in transforming the country and to reaffirm World Bank’s support to help Ukraine accelerate growth and improve people’s lives.

Kim will meet with President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, members of the Government of Ukraine, along with civil society, private sector leaders, and representatives of the Parliament. They will discuss how to reinforce Ukraine’s reforms in agriculture, health, pensions, energy and the banking sector and efforts to tackle corruption– which are aimed at helping improve people’s lives and boosting competitiveness and job creation in the private sector.

Together with the Prime Minister Mr. Groysman, Dr. Kim will participate in a special event Ukraine Tomorrow- Innovation and Opportunity. This event will showcase innovation and opportunities that modern Ukraine has to offer and how best to prepare people for the jobs of the future, bringing together young people, entrepreneurs and opinion leaders.

The World Bank recently endorsed its Country Partnership Framework for Ukraine for 2017-2021, which supports the country’s efforts to achieve lasting economic recovery that benefits all the people of Ukraine.

Biography, World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim: