07.May .2020 14:32

DW: Saakashvili confirmed appointment to the National Council for Reforms of Ukraine

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Former President of Georgia and former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration (OGA), Mikhail Saakashvili, in an interview with DW on Wednesday, May 6, confirmed his appointment to the National Reform Council. Earlier that day, Ukrainian media reported on his appointment to the post of council secretary. “The head of the executive committee, not the secretary,” Saakashvili said.

He did not give the exact date of appointment. According to media reports, this may happen as early as May.

The National Reform Council was created in 2014 by decree of the then president of the country Petro Poroshenko. This is "a special advisory body under the President of Ukraine on strategic planning, coordination of positions on the introduction in Ukraine of a unified state policy of reforms and their implementation," the head of state said on the official website. The staff of the council is approved by the President of Ukraine.