In the course of his working visit to Japan, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the leadership of Marubeni Corporation.
During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that in early October a law had been signed in Ukraine to stimulate investment activity, which should improve the investment climate.
“We are determined to carry out reforms. We are strengthening at the legislative level the protection of business from misconduct or inaction of permitting bodies,” the Head of State said.
The President also stressed that Ukraine was entering the final stage of large-scale privatization. “We will prepare the legal framework for the privatization of more than 500 state-owned enterprises. Our priorities are: deregulation with the transition to online state services for business; liquidation of the shadow economy and corruption schemes; infrastructure development; optimization of the tax system; implementation of European standards in Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
Representatives of Marubeni Corporation told that they had already been supplying grain and dairy products from Ukraine to Japan and were looking to expand the list of agricultural products. They also implement environmental projects in Ukraine, such as supplying solar panels.
The Head of State invited the interlocutors to invest in waste recycling plants in Ukraine, mentioning environmental problems in Lviv and other Ukrainian metropolitan areas.
In addition, the President drew the attention of representatives of the Japanese company to the possibility of investing in road construction in Ukraine.
“The government has recently estimated the length of roads of national importance - it is 44,000 kilometers. We will consider proposals for the construction of modern roads, ambitious concession projects,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.