President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met the leaders of Marubeni Corporation during his official visit to Japan. He also invited them to invest in the garbage recycling plants and construction of roads in Ukraine as the President’s Office reported.
Zelensky noted that that at the beginning of October the law on the stimulation of the investment activity was signed in Ukraine. It has to improve the investment climate.
The Ukrainian president added that Ukraine comes to the final stage of the grand-scale privatization.
“We will prepare the legal framework for the privatization of more than 500 state-owned enterprises. Our priorities are: deregulation with the transition to online state services for business; liquidation of the shadow economy and corruption schemes; infrastructure development; optimization of the tax system; implementation of European standards in Ukraine,” Zelensky noted.
Marubeni Corporation representatives told that they supply grain and dairy products from Ukraine to Japan and expect to extend the list of the agricultural production. They also implement ecological projects such as solar panels, in Ukraine.
The program of the visit includes Zelensky's meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leaders of the bicameral parliament of Japan, members of the Japanese parliamentary association of friendship with Ukraine and other officials. Bilateral meeting with leaders of foreign states is planned as well.
At the meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Japan for its support and consideration of the visa-free regime.
Zelensky also stated that Ukraine is interested in continuing the implementation of infrastructure projects with support of Japan.
On October 22, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and first Lady Olena Zelenska participated in the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito during their working visit to Japan. Besides, Zelensky met Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.
On October 23, Zelensky and German’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed the situation in Donbas and came to the conclusion that the Normandy format is 'the main way to cease the armed aggression against Ukraine'.