Meeting with Pavlo Klimkin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

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On April 18, the Chamber held an exclusive meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin highlighting perspectives of establishing visa free regime with the European Union for citizens of Ukraine, GoU reforms progress, prospects of improving investment and business climate, further steps for Ukraine’s promotion and popularization on the international arena.




On April 18, the Chamber held an exclusive meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin highlighting perspectives of establishing visa free regime with the European Union for citizens of Ukraine, GoU reforms progress, prospects of improving investment and business climate, further steps for Ukraine’s promotion and popularization on the international arena.

Opening the meeting Minister stressed that one of the key priorities of country’s development now is building of European, democratic, united Ukraine with transparent economy and rule of law.

Further during the speech Mr. Klimkin mentioned that Association Agreement between European Union and Ukraine is an excellent tool for country’s export promotion and investment attraction and is actually a roadmap for core reforms implementation in Ukraine. 

Regarding Ukraine’s promotion on international arena and increasing volume of foreign investment, the Minister highlighted Ministry’s efforts in Ukraine’s image transformation which already resulted in certain success stories. As an example, he noted intensification of Japanese-Ukrainian relations with recent Japan’s investments into Bortnychi project and several Japanese companies establishment in Lviv. Also, Mr. Klimkin mentioned launching a number of Investment Forums as a powerful tool of Ukraine’s promotion and opportunity for key investors to discover Ukraine.

Further discussion was devoted to Ministry’s focus on support of improvement to domestic producers which operate on foreign markets. In this context Pavlo Klimkin proposed to consider the establishment of Ukrainian commercial services which will function as Ukrainian economic trade mission and represent Ukraine’s commercial interest abroad. Besides, it was mentioned that due to the Ministry’s facilitation and according the latest estimations Ukrainian companies won tenders on more than 700 million dollars.

On perspectives of establishment of visa free regime with European Union for Ukrainian citizens, Minister concluded that it is expected that in the nearest time the European Commission would recommend European Parliament and European Council to grant visa free regime for Ukraine.

Finishing the speech, Minister stressed that he personally and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine are open for the constructive dialogue with business community for efforts consolidation aimed at establishment of favorable investment and business climate in Ukraine.