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  • UK stands ready to keep providing Ukraine with very practical assistance, says Yuliia Svyrydenko following meeting with David Cameron
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 01 March 2024 19:34

    Key areas for strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and the UK were the subject of a meeting between the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth and Development Affairs David Cameron in London.

    "They were the first to sign the Agreement on Security Cooperation with Ukraine. They support our army and our economy. They became the driving force behind our launch of war risk insurance for ships in the Black Sea. Ukraine is grateful for the leadership shown by the UK Government and every single citizen of the country in supporting Ukraine's resilience," said Yuliia Svyrydenko.

    According to the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economy of Ukraine, our country has set a goal to achieve greater economic self-sufficiency this year. To achieve this target, the Government is working to expand export opportunities, including boosting non-resource exports, strengthening the energy sector, establishing joint defence enterprises, supporting Ukrainian producers, and channelling confiscated russian assets to support Ukraine's recovery.

    "Today, the Minister assured us that the UK stands ready to keep providing Ukraine with very practical assistance," said Yuliia Svyrydenko.

    Thus, an agreement has already been reached to expand the UNITY vessel insurance facility. The UK will also continue to support our defence, including the production and supply of drones for the Ukrainian military. The United Kingdom has allocated GBP 200 million for these needs. The partners are also willing to provide their expertise to improve the efficiency of privatisation in Ukraine. For Ukraine, this means an opportunity to attract additional investment in the country and turn loss-making enterprises into businesses that generate additional revenue for the state and jobs for Ukrainians.