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Ukraine: US vows to assist Odessa in fight against corruption00:55

Ukraine: US vows to assist Odessa in fight against corruption

Ukraine, Odessa
July 21, 2015 at 14:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former Georgian President and current Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili met with William R. Brownfield, the US assistant secretary of state of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of State, to discuss the fight against corruption in Odessa, Tuesday.

During the meeting, the parties signed an agreement on the implementation of international technical assistance projects and conferred on the region’s anti-corruption programme.

Brownfield vowed to support the anti-corruption programme, saying that "we will work with the governor's team to incorporate civil society more broadly into anti-corruption efforts." For his part, Governor Saakashvili promised an “anti-corruption onslaught” to fight old methods of corruption.

Ukraine: US vows to assist Odessa in fight against corruption00:55
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Former Georgian President and current Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili met with William R. Brownfield, the US assistant secretary of state of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of State, to discuss the fight against corruption in Odessa, Tuesday.

During the meeting, the parties signed an agreement on the implementation of international technical assistance projects and conferred on the region’s anti-corruption programme.

Brownfield vowed to support the anti-corruption programme, saying that "we will work with the governor's team to incorporate civil society more broadly into anti-corruption efforts." For his part, Governor Saakashvili promised an “anti-corruption onslaught” to fight old methods of corruption.

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