President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine met with Apple CEO Tim Cook

2 September 2021 - 23:17

President of Ukraine met with Apple CEO Tim Cook

During a working visit to the United States, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company's headquarters in Cupertino.

The Head of State noted that the success of Apple, which has worked its way up from a garage startup to the most expensive corporation in the world, inspires those who are changing the digital industry today.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that the domestic IT sector is now developing rapidly, and the official opening of Apple's office in our country is additional evidence of the prospects of the Ukrainian market.

"Today Ukraine is already a powerful global IT hub. Our specialists successfully cooperate with Fortune 500 companies, including Apple,” he said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Tim Cook about the achievements of our country in the IT sphere and expressed interest in further expanding Apple's presence in Ukraine, in particular through online support teams, Apple Music and AppStore moderators, as well as device maintenance service.

The Head of State and his team presented the "Diia City" project to the CEO of Apple.

The parties also talked about the census project, which Apple has successfully implemented in the United States, and the possibility of cooperation in implementing a similar task in Ukraine.

In addition, the parties discussed the possibility of cooperation in the field of programming education for school children, students, veterans, health care workers, as well as the provision of computer equipment to schools and teachers in support of the programs already being implemented in Ukraine.

The parties also discussed the possibility of Apple building a data center for iCloud services in Ukraine, following the example of the center, which was built in Denmark. They also touched upon the Ukrainian localization of Apple products, including Siri personal assistant.

"I hope that the dynamics of Apple's development and the pace of digitization of our country will help create a success story of Apple in Ukraine and Apple with Ukraine," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.