Arseniy Yatsenyuk considers investments in energy and agriculture as cornerstones of the economic cooperation between Ukraine and France
14.05.2015 | 10:08

"The two basic elements of the economic cooperation between Ukraine and France include investing in the energy sector and investing in the agricultural sector", emphasized the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk following the meeting with Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls in Paris on Wednesday, May 13.

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk during the meeting the parties agreed on a visit of the Minister of economy and Minister of agrarian policy of France to Ukraine.

The Prime Minister stressed that France expressed readiness to participate actively in the privatization of Ukrainian state property: "This is the investor, much needed for the Ukrainian economy".

At this, he added that the French side would sent experts to the State Property Fund of Ukraine to ensure fair and transparent privatization in Ukraine, not to satisfy someones needs, but to be focused on real investor.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that during his recent meeting with French President Francois Hollande they had agreed to hold in Paris this fall an investment conference in order to present an investment potential of Ukraine: "Aimed at enabling an investor to come to Ukraine, to create jobs for Ukrainians, to help the Ukrainian business. The French business will benefit from it, as well".

The Head of Ukrainian Government reminded similar investment conferences were planned to hold in the USA and Germany.

Apart from that, Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that the parties had agreed to collaborate in curbing corruption. He recalled that part of the assets of Ukrainian officials were accumulated in the EU member countries, in particular in France: "The French Government has clearly noted that they are willing to actively cooperate with the Ukrainian law enforcement system to track all illegal assets owned by the Ukrainian authorities on the territory of France".


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