Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba took part in the "Infrastructure of the South of Ukraine" forum via videoconference.
"Ukraine is part of important transport corridors, and we are constantly working to attract investors, open new infrastructure opportunities for Ukraine, new business projects and build transit corridors," the Minister said.
Dmytro Kuleba added that the talks between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Foreign Minister of Ukraine always focus on the development of the Ukrainian maritime industry, ports, investment in concessions, and the development of transit routes.
The Minister cited a concrete example of his conversation a few days ago with his Turkmen counterpart on the transit connection between Central Europe and Central Asia involving Ukraine and Turkmenistan.
"We are fighting for Ukraine's place under the sun, and this struggle is especially relevant today, when supply chains are changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new problems are also new opportunities. The task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to minimize problems and to maximize the benefits for Ukraine and Ukrainian business," said Dmytro Kuleba.
Dmytro Kuleba stressed that the Foreign Ministry will always be a reliable partner for Ukrainian business and is constantly working to create opportunities in foreign markets, support Ukrainian exporters in matters of certification, establish contacts with the authorities, and solve problems.
"A separate important issue is the security of the Black Sea region. If there is no security, there will be no safe trade. We are working with international partners to stabilize the situation in the Black Sea, to ensure that the Russian Federation by its exercises and actions does not create obstacles to trade. This is one of the priority tasks of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," he stressed.
Among the attendees were: the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia, the Mayor of Odesa and Head of Odesa Regional State Administration, Executive Directors of Logistics Business and Cargo Operators, as well as Ambassadors and Trade Representatives of Europe and the Middle East.