More than 20 representatives of various institutions took part in the first online meeting of the Working Group to support the development of the economic security sector of Ukraine. Among them are representatives of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Consultative Mission of the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, the Representation of the European Union in Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance, the office of the criminal police and the Customs Service of Germany, representatives of more than 10 embassies in Ukraine.
At the meeting, Vadym Melnyk spoke about the main functions of the ESBU, the regulatory and legal framework, spheres of authority, strategic and tactical goals. The participants identified the basic needs for strengthening the economic security of the state and the introduction of innovative approaches to the prevention of phenomena that affect economic security.
"In today's world, the economy is becoming global, and crime is taking on cross-border dimensions. In the conditions 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 perform the main tasks of ensuring the economic security of Ukraine, especially in war conditions", - noted Bureau Director, Vadym Melnyk.
Based on the results of the meeting, the parties agreed to enshrine in the Protocol the initiative to create a Sectoral Working Group to support the development of the economic security sector of Ukraine and to continue cooperation.