In his appeal, Zelensky said he would like to invite (it was not specified who exactly) to our “beautiful country and explore various opportunities we have here”.
Zelensky noted that the country is rather big and there are enough opportunities for investments. He and his team want to facilitate business regulations, deregulate the economy and so on. Yet, any changes require time.
According to Zelensky, he and his team are ready to protect each working place created by the investors and each dollar paid as a taxes.
The full text of the appeal:
I am Volodymyr Zelensky, the new President of Ukraine. I want to invite you to visit our beautiful country and explore many investment opportunities here.
Ukraine is one of the largest countries in Europe. We are ideally located geographically and we have a large population. So you can make money both internally and externally.
Me and my team in the new government and parliament want to inject economic growth into the country’s DNA.
We need to change a lot here - fire non-professionals and hire professional ones, deregulate industries, simplify rules, improve the infrastructure and many other things.
As you know, changes take time. Once we get there, most of the markets and opportunities will be taken by someone else. I invite you, investors, from any part of the world to join the opportunity early and enjoy getting amazing return of your investments.
Your success will be our success!
And that’s why me and my team will stand for every and each foreign investor, for every new job you will create and for every dollar you will pay as taxes.
My vision is to have Ukraine as one of the fastest-growing and emerging economies in Europe. I live this vision and my new professional and technocratic government will execute accordingly.
Welcome to the country of freedom! Welcome to Ukraine!
It should be noted that according to State Statistics Service direct investments in Ukraine’s economy made $32,918 million as of April 1, 2019. EU member states are the top investors. They contributed $25,960 million.