More than 20 representatives of various institutions took part in the first online meeting of the Sectoral Working Group to support the development of the economic security sector of Ukraine. Among them were representatives of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the European Union Advisory Mission, the International Monetary Fund, the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance, the Criminal Police Office and the German Customs Service, and more than 10 embassies in Ukraine.
During the meeting, Vadym Melnyk acquainted the participants with the main functions of ESBU, regulatory framework, areas of authority, strategic and tactical goals. The participants identified basic needs for strengthening the economic security of the state and the introduction of innovative approaches in the prevention of phenomena that affect economic security.
"In today's world, the economy is becoming global and crime - cross-border. In the context of Russian aggression and the emergence of new external risks, we must anticipate these threats by modernizing methods and approaches, strengthening European integration and transnational cooperation.
Without technical, advisory and methodological support from our foreign partners, it is not possible to effectively fulfill the main tasks of ensuring Ukraine's economic security, especially in wartime, ”said the Director of Bureau Vadym Melnyk.
According to the results of the meeting, the participants agreed to establish an SWG to support the development of the economic security sector of Ukraine and to continue cooperation.