Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva met with Director General of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce Vincent Subilia, who is on a visit to Ukraine.
Ihor Zhovkva emphasized the important role of Swiss business in supporting Ukraine and, in particular, the efforts of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, which unites about 2,500 companies. He thanked Vincent Subilia for his personal efforts in helping our country, including his involvement in organizing a number of business events in Geneva and initiatives to support Ukrainian citizens temporarily staying in Switzerland. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce also contributed to the International Ukraine Recovery Conference, which took place in Lugano in 2022.
"Switzerland, thanks to its international authority and experience, can play an even greater role in supporting Ukraine both politically and economically," the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office emphasized.
The main topic of the meeting was the involvement of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and its members in the economic recovery of Ukraine, in particular in the context of the Fast Recovery Plan and preparations for the International Conference on Ukraine's Reconstruction in London in June 2023.
Vincent Subilia spoke about the preparations for the 13th World Congress of Chambers of Commerce to be held in Geneva on June 21-23 this year. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will involve the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukrainian companies and create conditions for the topic of support for our country to be loudly voiced at this important international event.
"We don't need to wait for our victory to rebuild Ukraine - we need to start implementing specific projects right now," said Ihor Zhovkva.
He emphasized that Ukraine expects to attract Swiss investment in innovative projects in our country, and one of the sources of reconstruction should be frozen Russian assets, the mechanism for using which should be developed as soon as possible.
"Swiss business should declare its interest in rebuilding Ukraine and attracting investments more loudly," the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office summarized.