“With great pleasure I announce a new partnership program. Ukraine is one of the two priority countries under this program. The program provides for the allocation of €65 million to Ukraine for such areas as human rights, sustainable economic growth and democracy”, - Samuelsen said at a joint press conference with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin in Kyiv on Wednesday.
According to Denmark’s foreign minister, successful anti-corruption policy is among the main prerequisites for Ukraine to attract foreign investment.
“Of course, in order to facilitate trade, successful measures against corruption is necessary. This is why we hope that a specialized Anti-Corruption court is launched in Ukraine and the country’s policy on corruption is successful, it will contribute to the attraction of foreign investment in Ukraine”, - Samuelsen said.
He added that Danish capital is already present in Ukraine, although insignificantly. “We are a small country with few resources, which has made us realize the importance of trade”, - he added.
In his turn, Ukraine’s foreign minister said that there are 80 Danish enterprises currently operating in Ukraine and he would like to see that number rise to 800.