The Government will continue to create favorable conditions for business in Ukraine and to expand the possibilities of cooperation with Hungary to contribute to the success of both countries. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the opening of Ukrainian-Hungarian business forum with participation of Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in Debrecen on Friday.
"We are interested in success of business that comes to work in Ukraine. This is the main goal. We want you to be successful, your investments to be successful. It will mean that Ukraine will continue to develop," the Head of the Government said, addressing the representatives of the Hungarian business.
Ukraine and Hungary have good prospects for cooperation in various spheres, the Prime Minister stressed. He added that over the past 9 months there had been observed an increase in bilateral international trade.
Volodymyr Groysman emphasized that Ukraine and Hungary have sufficient competence, knowledge and capabilities, and bringing them together the countries can become even more successful. The opening of the Ukrainian-Hungarian business forum is one of the biggest meetings of business circles of both countries.
He noted that following the meeting with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban agreements were signed the day before on "infrastructure convergence" of the countries and the implementation of a number of projects for the construction of roads, bridges and development of border areas.
It was also agreed to create a group and a clear calendar plan of action for the implementation of projects.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that for the last three years Ukraine had faced serious challenges and "it was undergoing the greatest transformation in the history of its independence". “However, Ukraine is changing and pursuing reforms".
The Government continues to carry out the necessary changes, and one of its main tasks is to provide convenient conditions for business development in Ukraine. Thus, the Investment Support Office has been set up. At its recent meeting, the Government abolished 367 regulations that hindered business development. Today the Ukrainian economy is showing growth and recovery: during the III quarter of 2016, the country's GDP grew by 1.8.
"I want to assure you that we will go further. We will protect the real economy, we will protect those who work in it, and we will create normal conditions for you to be successful. You will be successful – Ukraine will be successful, hence Hungary will be successful", Volodymyr Groysman said.
In turn, Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in his statement at the business forum stressed on the prospects of bilateral cooperation of Ukraine and Hungary.
"I want to encourage Ukrainian and Hungarian entrepreneurs to make attempts and search for partners to develop their businesses and realize their visions", the Head of the Hungarian Government said.