First foreign visits of the Government’s leadership confirm the high potential of Ukraine’s investment attractiveness that will contribute to the national economic development and job creation. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said this, opening a Government’s session on Friday, 24 June.
"Our international visits to the United States and Canada show that we have a great potential for attracting investment, developing the national economy, creating new jobs. And we have to use this potential. Searching for new opportunities, attracting new investment both international and internal, is a guarantee that we are building up a strong economy," said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister recalled that recently delegations of the Ukrainian Government carried out international visits to the United States and Canada, led by the Prime Minister and First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv. During these visits, there were many meetings with representatives of business circles aimed at promoting investment.
Thus, on June 20, Canada hosted the First Canadian-Ukrainian Business Forum, which was attended by hundreds of companies and entrepreneurs interested in Ukraine. "We are looking forward to qualitative positive results and signals," said the Head of Government.
Next week the Prime Minister is leaving for Germany with a working visit. He is going to meet with German business in the framework of this visit. During these meetings we will discuss issues of bilateral relations and attraction of German capital to the Ukrainian economy, Volodymyr Groysman informed.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the signing of a free trade area between Ukraine and Canada is scheduled for next month. "We are looking forward to signing the FTA agreement with Canada. This will mean that we will have new markets for Ukrainian products. It is essential to use this tool in a qualitative way," he stated.
In this context, Volodymyr Groysman emphasized the importance of strengthening the trade mission of Ukraine in order to adequately represent Ukrainian producers in those countries where there is demand on Ukrainian products.
The Prime Minister also urged the Ministers to pay great attention to preventing control bodies from pressure on business. "Each of your institutions can either help investors or press on them. I want to emphasize that no pressure from any controlling structure can take place. This is unacceptable," he stressed.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that in the near future the Office for Accompanying Investment under auspice of the Prime Minister would be established.
" I would like that those who invest in the Ukrainian economy – either the United States or European countries, and the main investor here is the Ukrainian investor – feel comfortable in a good climate," he highlighted.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that Ukraine should become a strong, democratic state and for achieving this goal we have to build a strong national economy.