During her visit to France First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko held a number of working meetings, in particular with representatives of the IMF, Alstom SA and Renault Trucks.
Thus, during the meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund the topical issues of cooperation and assistance to Ukraine were discussed. The IMF was represented by Deputy Director in the European Department Julie Kozack and Resident Representative in Ukraine Vahram Stepanyan. They assured that the IMF would continue to support Ukraine in covering the state budget deficit.
The participation of the French company Alstom in the projects of restoration and development of transport infrastructure, modernization of rolling stock was discussed by the Minister of Economy of Ukraine with the management of Alstom SA.
The French company was represented by Gian Luca Erbacci, President for Europe Region and Florence Dufour, Business Development Director in Europe.
"Ukraine values the experience of cooperation with Alstom in previous years and we are convinced that this cooperation will expand significantly. One of the key elements of the recovery and further development of the economy, as well as the reconstruction of Ukraine is the elimination of bottlenecks in logistics. Work on the modernization of transport infrastructure began shortly before the large-scale invasion and Alstom was one of the companies that joined the process. I am convinced that the company will take part in the projects of reconstruction of Ukraine", said Yuliia Svyrydenko.
The delegation of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and the Office of the President of Ukraine also met with representatives of Renault Trucks in Paris. During the meeting, the Ukrainian side spoke about the measures taken by the Government to stabilize the economy and production in Ukraine as well as the work on attracting investments in the economy of our state.
The French automobile company received a proposal to consider the possibility of partial organization of production in our country and actively enter into partnership with Ukrainian business. Because Ukraine is a huge market, where the needs of the defense complex alone can reach several thousand trucks per year.
In turn, Renault Trucks reported that they were ready to cooperate with Ukraine, in particular, they hope to supply their chassis to our market. At the same time, they are ready to cooperate with Ukrainian companies for the production of the final product, attachments, including specialized elements for both military trucks and fire trucks.
Such cooperation will mobilize Ukrainian manufacturers and ensure a high level of localization in Ukraine.