Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday, January 7, in the framework
of the official visit to Berlin, met with the Vice-Chancellor, Federal Minister
for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany Sigmar
During the meeting
a joint statement was signed between the Government of Ukraine and the Federal
Government of Germany on granting the credit guarantees worth Eur 500 million. From the Ukrainian side the document was
inked by the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavicius, from
Germany - by State Secretary at
the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Matthias Machnig.
Yatsenyuk said that among the priorities was infrastructure rehabilitation in the Eastern
regions of Ukraine, “The funds will be directed to rebuild bridges, hospitals,
roads, social infrastructure”.
to him, the loan is granted for a period of up to 20 years at a rather low
interest rate, “so it is a real step of assistance, which was announced by the
Chancellor [of Germany Angela Merkel, - ed.] a few months ago, when she visited
Ukraine, and now it has come to a practical implementation”.
Minister of Ukraine noted that within the two ministries there would be carried
out all the procedures to solve who was to get the mentioned loans.
reported, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk with the Government
delegation is on a two-day official visit to Berlin at the invitation of
Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
includes the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Natalia Jaresko,
Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Aivaras
Abromavicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and Chairman of the
Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy
the Prime Minister of Ukraine is scheduled to meet with the Federal President
of Germany Joachim Gauck, Federal Chancellor Angela
Merkel, representatives of German business and financial circles.
January, the Prime Minister will speak in the German Association of Foreign