Friday, June 17 2016 18:17 EEST
Volodymyr Groysman: 'I am confident that Ukraine will very soon realize its enormous economic potential'
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These days we are holding talks on attracting more American investment into Ukraine's economy.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman shared on Facebook:

'U.S. business is inspired by concrete steps taken by my government in the last two months. We have launched reform in the customs office, created conditions for a boost in domestic gas output, made initial changes in management of state-owned companies, announced privatization of the Odesa Port Plant, drafted a law to de-regulate medication market.

With American businessmen and government officials we have already outlined some ideas to further improve investment climate in Ukraine. We are resolute to implement them in the coming weeks. One idea in particular was to set up an investment support office for the Prime Minister.

Had an encouraging meeting with Sri Mulyani Indrawati, World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer.

Agreed that the World Bank is to assist in developing a strategy for transport corridors and roads in Ukraine, assess what resources the strategy would require and determine where budgetary, credit or private funds should be attracted. We never had such a strategy before, and it can become one of the vehicles to push Ukraine's economic revival.

This is good news. The World Bank is ready to review how efficient the already planned and financed programmes are, and reserve additional US$1 bln. for their expansion next year.'

Also, he had an important meetings with with Secretary of Treasure Jacob Lew and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. These meetings prove that Ukraine has a very high economic potential and will attract U.S. investments. Groysman discssed what have already been achieved and what need to be done in order to solve the problems together. 

'I as Prime Minister wish that respectful businesses enter Ukraine's market, invest and yield profits. Their success will make Ukraine successful. That is our goal.' - added Groysman. 

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