On July 6, 2022, the Fifth meeting of the high-level Ukraine-EU Dialogue on horizontal issues and individual sectors of industry was held. The event was co-chaired by the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyyidenko and Deputy Director-General of the DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Small and Medium Enterprises (DG GROW) of the European Commission Maive Rute.
The event, which took place online, gathered together representatives of the Ministry of Economy, the State Geologic and Subsoil Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the SCMU, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, business associations and enterprises of Ukraine, as well as the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (DG GROW) of the European Commission, DG NEAR of the European Commission, DG TRADE of the European Commission, EBA, ITC (Internationa Trade Center), other EU institutions and companies, independent experts.
During the meeting, the Ukrainian side presented its position regarding the state of Ukrainian industry amidst the conditions of large-scale military aggression by the russian federation and informed the EU side of the results of the implementation of the relocation program for domestic enterprises.
The participants of the meeting discussed further activities in the creation of chains of added value, including the possibility of joint steps with the assistance of the EC. In particular, Ukraine aspires to greater industrial cooperation, that is, more projects, orders, investments, and the readiness of the EU to support the recovery of the country. At the same time, Ukrainian business can become a serious partner for European companies due to the preservation of significant scientific potential to ensure the development of high-tech industries with a high share of added value.
Based on the results of the meeting, the parties determined the direction of further cooperation in the mentioned issues, in particular, its results will be taken into account during the next Sixth meeting of the Industrial Dialogue.