significant political and economic support of the Government of Japan and expressed
interest in deepening cooperation aimed to leverage investment and deploy new
production facilities on Ukrainian territory. This was stated by Prime Minister
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during his meeting with Chairman of the Committee
of Keidanren Japan Business Federation Teruo Asada.
“I want to express
my gratitude to Japan for its overall support for Ukraine – both economic and
political. We deeply value our relations and are keen to develop them. We have
good signals of bilateral trade and good potential to attract Japanese
companies to the Ukrainian market”, said the Prime Minister. “We appreciate business
activities of Japan in Ukraine."
Groysman emphasized that Ukraine was engaged in overcoming the crisis and was
demonstrating a growing trend. "We recovered from crisis. We have triggered
economic growth and this year we are committed to pursue vital and difficult
reforms. A growing economy is a good signal for investment. The
more so that we have a wide spectrum of cooperation areas - from IT to the
agricultural sector and infrastructure. We are interested in building production
facilities in Ukraine”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “Business climate in Ukraine
will only be changing for the better. We as Government demonstrate staunch
support for business."
For his part, Teruo Asada said that Japanese business can be advantageous
for Ukraine, as it is interested in such sectors as renewable energy,
construction of highways, in particular on concession terms, modernization of
port infrastructure. In this regard, Teruo Asada
mentioned a reconstruction project for Bortnychy
sewage treatment plant in Kyiv
region being implemented with the financial support of the Government of Japan.
companies have extensive experience in implementing similar projects in other
countries, which is why it can be a major contribution to the development of
the economy and infrastructure of Ukraine. Your country can be proud of human capital, that is rather attractive for Japanese companies.
We look forward to the success of the announced by your Government reforms to
improve the business environment. We are eager to invest in Ukraine, and I
think our countries will be able to work out a cooperation strategy basing of
the win-win formula”, summed up Teruo Asada.