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Prime Minister of Ukraine and Secretary of Commerce agreed to hold Ukrainian-American business summit
27.09.2014 | 14:33

September 27, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with the US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who is staying in Ukraine on a visit.

The Prime Minister reiterated the strong commitment of the Government to further reforms, called to create better conditions for investment in Ukraine. "Of course, it is not easy to invite investors into the country, in which there are Russian tanks", - said the Prime Minister of Ukraine. However, the Government has managed to facilitate important decisions to be taken on deregulation, elimination of a number of regulatory bodies, large-scale reduction of permits and licenses.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed the priority issues remain those of combating corruption and tax reform. "The Government has a clear action plan in these areas. I believe that the incumbent Parliament and the new one will vote for the Government's bills," said he.

The Ukrainian PM and the Secretary of Commerce agreed on joining actions in top priority issues for the two states. Namely, it concerns drawing American investments into projects related to energy and agriculture sectors, and the support of the United States in intellectual property protection, deregulation and tax reform. It will create necessary prerequisites for holding a large-scale Ukrainian-American business summit, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Penny Pritzker agreed to organize.


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