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Zelensky urges Poland to invest in Ukrainian economy more actively

Source : 112 Ukraine

The President of Ukraine discussed the economic issue with Polish President Andrzej Duda
19:02, 13 October 2020

President of Poland Andrzej Duda and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Press Service of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky together with President of Poland Andrzej Duda participated in the work of the Ukrainian-Polish economic forum in Odesa. Zelensky urged the Polish business to invest in the Ukrainian economy more actively as the President’s Office reported.

In his speech, Zelensky noted that the volume of the direct foreign investments from Poland reaches over $800 million as for today; the turnover between Ukraine and Poland made almost $8 billion last year. According to him, Poland is the second largest world market for export of the Ukrainian goods.

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Volodymyr Zelensky noted that it is possible to use mechanisms laid down, particularly, in concession, for the stimulus of the investments. He also stated that the improvement of the investment climate and protection of the rights of the investors is one of the priorities for him and his team.

"We are building equal and uniform rules of the game for all. We ensured the effective and independent work of anticorruption bodies and launched the Supreme Anticorruption Court," he added.

The president paid attention that the large-scale privatization and digitalization of the country takes place in Ukraine.

"Today, you can start your own business in less than half an hour, using your gadget, your computer. And recently the law on state support for projects with significant investments, the so-called law on “investment nannies”, was adopted in the first reading,” the President of Ukraine said.

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The president also assured that the Ukrainian state agencies and business associations are ready to help the Polish business in activation of the regional cooperation.

In his turn, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda underlined that it is impossible to build mutual cooperation without good infrastructure, including trade and economy.

“The modernization of logistics infrastructure is our development. Improving roads will increase trade turnover both at sea and on land," Andrzej Duda said.

He noted that Poland will support the Ukrainian ambitions in the development of Ukraine as the transit country in Eastern Europe.

On October 11, President of Poland Andrzej Duda arrived in Ukraine with a working visit. Today, on October 13, he met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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