Readout of Second Meeting of the Ukraine Donor Coordination Platform Steering Committee
Today, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Mike Pyle, together with Finance Minister of Ukraine, Sergii Marchenko, and European Commission Director-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Gert Jan Koopman, co-chaired the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the Multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform for Ukraine. The Government of Ukraine and G7 Members of the Steering Committee, and representatives from international financial institutions, discussed coordination of economic support for Ukraine’s financing needs and future economic recovery and reconstruction efforts. Ukraine highlighted its early recovery priorities for 2023 in the areas of energy infrastructure, civilian demining, critical and social infrastructure, housing, and support to the private sector. Ukraine also provided an update on its reform agenda, supported by the recently approved IMF program, to underpin its recovery on the path toward EU accession. Deputy National Security Advisor Pyle reiterated the United States’ commitment to support Ukraine for as long as it takes and ensuring that funding is effectively overseen. He concurred with the Steering Committee members and participants on the Platform’s important role as a catalyst for mobilizing the international commitments required to respond to Ukraine’s needs in 2023 and beyond. Collaboration will continue in the coming weeks, and the Steering Committee will hold its next meeting in May.