The volume of trade between Ukraine and Austria in 2017 increased by 17%, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said during a joint press conference with Austria’s Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen in Vienna, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to him, Ukraine is happy with the dynamics of relations with Austria politically and economically. The President also expressed hopes for further support, particularly, regarding the issue of the military conflict in Donbas.
“We have held useful and fruitful talks with the president, have discussed the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the possible expansion of economic cooperation between the two nations,” he said.
Additionally, the President of Ukraine said he had invited the Austrian Head of state, and the invitation had been accepted.
“The president of Austria has accepted my kind invitation to visit Kyiv in mid-March, and we are looking forward to that visit,” Poroshenko said.
“We have agreed that during the visit we will try to organize a business forum that would allow Austrian investors to see with their own eyes how attractive investment in Ukraine is now, and how the investment climate of the country has improved,” he said.
Also, according to Poroshenko, Austrian enterprises are invited to participate in the tender for the management of Ukraine's gas transportation system.