Large enterpreneurs in Japan are interested in long-term cooperation with Ukraine. This issue was raised during a meeting between Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yoshimasa Hayashi and representatives of leading Japanese companies.
Denys Shmyhal thanked Japan for its support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, for its financial and humanitarian support, and for sanctions against russia.
"We highly appreciate the pro-Ukrainian position of Japan in the UN structures. Japan was among the first countries to announce long-term support for Ukraine, having developed a 5-year program. We have already received USD 2.1 billion and have the prospect of further cooperation," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister emphasized that this is one of the first visits of the Japanese business delegation to Ukraine.
"This gives us hope that we will work together, restore our country, develop our joint businesses, trade, economy, and production," the Prime Minister of Ukraine said.
The parties addressed the prospects of cooperation in restoring housing, ensuring global food security, supporting small and medium-sized businesses, and humanitarian demining.
Denys Shmyhal expressed hope that Japanese companies would become residents of Diia. City, a space that offers unique legal and tax advantages.
Yoshimasa Hayashi noted that Japan was committed to continuing to support Ukraine, toughening anti-russian sanctions, and helping Ukraine through the winter. Japan will also provide Ukraine with 24 cranes for humanitarian demining.
Japanese entrepreneurs, in turn, presented specific cooperation projects, particularly in the areas of communications, infrastructure, and medicine.