At the start of russia's full-scale invasion, the Agency's Kyiv office was temporarily relocated to Warsaw, where it was used to set up a support centre for Ukrainian businesses.
The main focus of the Kyiv office will be to facilitate the entry of Polish businesses into the Ukrainian market, including attracting investment in reconstruction projects. Thus, representatives of Polish companies will have access to assistance and information on further cooperation.
Opportunities for attracting Polish business were discussed by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, and Jadwiga Emilewicz, Government Plenipotentiary for Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation.
"It is crucial for us to start engaging Polish companies in projects to restore Ukraine today. I am confident that the reopening of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency's representative office in Kyiv will help us to do so, and this is a positive signal for companies and investors.
We are grateful to the Polish Government for its interest in the reconstruction projects in Kharkiv. In particular, we are talking about rebuilding schools, hospitals and other social infrastructure.
For our part, we are working to improve procurement procedures in line with European standards and enhance transparency and accountability of the reconstruction process through the introduction of the DREAM system. Polish businesses will clearly understand where, how and how efficiently their funds have been spent.
I thank Jadwiga Emilewicz and the entire Polish people for their unwavering support of Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale invasion. Poland's assistance is undoubtedly fundamental to Ukraine's military, economic and social stability," said Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The meeting's participants also focused on ways to improve the investment climate in Ukraine and strengthen Poland's role in international donor platforms supporting Ukraine.
It is worth noting that the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) has already created a database of Polish companies looking for opportunities to cooperate with Ukrainian businesses. It contains data on more than 2,500 companies and organisations.
Polish entrepreneurs name the construction and transport sectors as the most promising areas for cooperation.
The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) is an advisory institution that operates as part of the Polish Development Fund group under the leadership of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. Its main task is to support Polish companies in their international activities and foreign companies planning to develop business in Poland.