The next meeting of the Ukrainian-Czech Joint Commission on Economic, Industrial and Scientific and Technical Cooperation should help restore the vibrant development of the economies of the two countries. This was stated during a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Mr. Radek Matula.
The interlocutors agreed that the priority is the implementation of projects in infrastructure, energy, transport and economy spheres.
"The Czech Republic remains our important economic partner in Europe. It is pleasant to note that in 2019 our countries reached a record level of trade turnover in the history of bilateral relations. Last year, trade in goods and services increased by 9.3% to $ 2,238.2 million. This is a good foundation for further growth, which is especially relevant given the consequences of the coronary crisis for the economy," Olha Stefanishyna stressed.
Mr. Ambassador noted that Ukraine is one of the Czech Republic's main trading partners: "We seek to expand economic cooperation and increase the number of companies operating in Ukraine."
The Deputy Prime Minister backed the initiative of the Czech side to add a regional dimension to the activities of the intergovernmental commission to intensify the cooperation of the Czech Republic with Ukrainian regions.
Apart from that, Olha Stefanishyna thanked Mr. Ambassador for the strong support of Ukraine’s European aspirations, as well as the Czech Republic’s readiness to continue supporting the process of reforms and initiatives that bring Ukraine and the EU closer. Olha Stefanishyna made a special emphasis on the importance of the Ukraine-EU Summit, which will take place in early October, as well as on shaping an ambitious and clear agenda in the field of Ukraine's European integration.