Ukraine calls on
the Government of Japan to enhance cooperation in the economy and encourages
Tokyo to participate in large domestic infrastructure projects, Prime Minister
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman appealed to Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi during a meeting at the Government’s House.
The Head of
Government thanked for the comprehensive political support for Ukraine, inter
alia in Ukraine’s fight for territorial integrity, for the participation of Japan
in projects aimed at overcoming the consequences of Russian aggression and
providing financial assistance for reforms, as well as for the interest
demonstrated by Japanese businesses to our country. In light of this, as an
example of positive cooperation, it was noted that the delegations of the KEIDANREN Japan Business Federation and the Japan
International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in May-June of the current year had visited Kyiv and held talks with
Ukrainian partners. According to Volodymyr Groysman, this will undoubtedly
facilitate the development of investment cooperation between the two countries
and will encourage trade relations, all the more so since the commodity
turnover between the states has grown by over 40% since the beginning of the year.
grateful for the programs that you carry out in Ukraine, especially given that
this year is declared The Year of Japan in Ukraine. We can enumerate programs
that we implement together, so I would like to express my gratitude for the
consistent support of Ukraine", the Head of Ukrainian Government
emphasized. “We highly value our bilateral cooperation in various spheres and
implementation of various projects important for Ukraine."
Groysman informed that tomorrow, July 19, at its
meeting the Cabinet of Ministers will approve a plan of events to mark the Year
of Japan in Ukraine.
In turn, Shigeki Sumi noted that Japan is keen on participating
in a number of joint projects - in particular, in the energy and infrastructure
sectors, on further work on radiation safety projects and participation in the
implementation of the national banks reform strategy. Separately, he reaffirmed
support of Japan for systemic reforms, initiated recently by the Ukrainian