First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Oleksiy Lyubchenko met with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic Karel Havlíček. The meeting took place during the ninth meeting of the Ukrainian-Czech Joint Commission on Economic, Industrial and Scientific-Technical Cooperation on October 19 in Kyiv.
"The Czech Republic is a reliable partner and friend of Ukraine, which steadily supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine. We look forward to further assistance from the Czech Republic in approving the revision of the trade part of the Association Agreement with the EU as soon as possible. We see today's meeting with representatives of the Government and business of the Czech Republic as a confirmation of your intentions to intensify cooperation in mutually interested spheres, in particular, in industry, energy, transport," Oleksiy Lyubchenko said.
According to him, in recent years Ukraine has been rebuilding a new paradigm of relations between government, business and citizens: "The Transformation Plan of Ukraine and the National Economic Strategy for 2030 describe all the beacons and goals we must achieve. For the first time, a three-year economic development plan and budget planning for it have been drawn up. It's time for real things and changes. We will soon present the investment map of Ukraine. We want to show where and what solutions can be worked out. For example, some companies have premises and facilities to open production, some have staff, others - convenient logistics and markets. Our goal is to create at least 350,000 jobs a year and to create all opportunities for investors," Oleksiy Lyubchenko emphasized.
Deputy Prime Minister Karel Havlíček noted that Ukraine is one of the three most important partners outside the EU, and our countries have strong trade and economic ties: "This time, in addition to representatives of the Government of the Czech Republic, almost 50 businessmen and industrialists arrived. They planned to hold talks and business meetings with their Ukrainian counterparts to deepen and expand economic ties. The Czech Republic has long cooperated with Ukraine in the field of mechanical engineering, supply of equipment for the energy, mining, transport, etc. We also involve Ukrainian companies in the production process as much as possible."
Besides, during the meeting the parties discussed ways to expand cooperation in industry, science development, the introduction of green energy, energy saving and more.
Moreover, the First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Oleksiy Lyubchenko met with business representatives of the Czech Republic, who participate in the work of the Commission. During the meeting they talked about the prospects of investment projects in Ukraine, industrial development and implementation of joint projects.