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  • Spanish companies ready to cooperate with Ukrainian businesses and contribute to Ukraine’s economic recovery – results of the Ukrainian-Spanish Business Forum
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 28 June 2024 15:32

    Today, representatives of more than two dozen Spanish companies have arrived at the Ukrainian-Spanish Business Forum. This is a strong signal to Ukrainian entrepreneurs that Spain is actively studying the offers on the Ukrainian market and is ready for cooperation. This was emphasised by Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine, during the Ukrainian-Spanish Business Forum held on 27 June at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    The event was attended by Vice President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Valeriy Korol, International Director of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce Jaime Montalvo, President of the International Relations Committee of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations (CEOE) Marta Blanco, Minister of Economy, Trade and Business of the Kingdom of Spain Carlos Cuerpo Caballero, and representatives of Ukrainian and Spanish companies.

    “Ukrainian entrepreneurs are working in a challenging environment and thanks to their work last year, we saw a recovery in economic growth of 5.3%. This year, we also forecast growth despite the russian shelling of our energy sector. Along with the Spanish delegation, representatives of 23 companies in the fields of trade, energy, healthcare, technology, and agriculture arrived in Ukraine, ready to cooperate and invest in the Ukrainian private sector. In particular, such leading Spanish energy companies as Faraday and Acciona have specific projects to deepen their presence in Ukraine. This is a signal of unwavering faith in Ukraine and a desire to become active participants in the recovery of the Ukrainian economy,” said Yuliia Svyrydenko.

    According to the First Deputy Prime Minister, given the challenges facing the country, Ukraine is interested in the participation of Spanish companies in such sectors as energy, defence, humanitarian demining, agriculture, standardisation, science, healthcare, tourism, climate change, transport and logistics. In addition, Ukraine hopes that the Spanish Export Credit Agency will become more active in covering risks for Spanish businesses.

    The Spanish side, for its part, noted that Ukraine was demonstrating resilience and that Spanish companies were ready to support Ukraine in its further recovery and invest in joint projects in key sectors of the economy.