President of Ukraine

Ukrainian delegation in France discussed cooperation in the fields of finance, energy and infrastructure

26 January 2022 - 21:38

During the visit to France, the Ukrainian delegation held a series of talks on financial support for Ukraine, cooperation in the energy sector and participation of French business in Ukrainian infrastructure projects.

According to the head of the delegation, First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko, during the meetings the Ukrainian party informed about the security situation around Ukraine. According to her, in the current information field about our country, it is important to understand that the situation in the Ukrainian economy is stable and under control.

At the same time, Ukraine is negotiating with partners to create financial reserves to ensure the stability of its financial system in the event of possible escalation by Russia.

Thus, during the talks in France, the Ukrainian delegation met with French Minister of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery Bruno Le Maire to discuss the possibility of providing financial support to Ukraine on preferential terms.

The issue of cooperation between the two countries in nuclear energy was also raised. In this context, a detailed program of cooperation with EDF Corporation is being elaborated, said Rostyslav Shurma, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

In addition, the participation of French companies in the projects of the Large Construction National Program initiated by the President was discussed during the visit.

In particular, as noted by Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov, at a meeting with representatives of Alstom the details of the purchase of locomotives of this company by Ukraine was discussed.

"Currently, an intergovernmental agreement has been signed between Ukraine and France. We are discussing the terms of our commercial contract. This is important for our economy, for our state," Oleksandr Kubrakov said.

Participation in the project of creating a Ukrainian national air carrier was discussed with Airbus representatives.

"I believe that our visit was quite successful, timely, and I hope that there will be concrete results soon enough," said the Minister of Infrastructure.