During his working visit to France, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba met with representatives of large and medium-sized French business.
The co-organizer was MEDEF International (French Movement of Enterprises), which helps French companies to establish international cooperation.
Top managers of a number of companies that already work or are interested in implementing business projects in Ukraine took part: Airbus, Air Liquide, Alstom, Crédit Agricole, Egis, RTE International, TOTAL Eren, Tryba Energy and others.
The Minister invited French business to take part in the two most attractive areas of investment, the program of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky “Large Construction” and large-scale privatization.
“In the coming years, Ukraine has great opportunities, in particular in the fields of construction, infrastructure and energy. The President of Ukraine and the Government are ready for a large-scale renewal of Ukrainian infrastructure in order to create qualitatively new opportunities for the development of our country and international trade,” the Minister said.
Dmytro Kuleba clarified that it is, first of all, about the construction and concession of roads and bridges, concession and privatization of ports, modernization of border infrastructure, projects on electrification of public transport, development of water supply systems, garbage processing and others.
“This cooperation is not only beneficial, but is of great political importance for strengthening ties between Ukraine and France,” Dmytro Kuleba stressed.
The interlocutors paid special attention to energy. Dmytro Kuleba drew attention to the potential of green hydrogen production in Ukraine and the synchronization of our country with the course of the European Green Agreement, which opens new opportunities in the field of renewable energy.
The Minister drew attention to Ukraine’s achievements in deregulation and simplification of business conditions, adoption and successful implementation of a new law on concessions, harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with the norms of the European Union. Finally, he reminded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a Council of Exporters and Investors, which helps investors find new opportunities and Ukrainian companies to open new markets.
Source: Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine