President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: We really want Azerbaijan to invest in Ukraine

17 December 2019 - 17:34

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: We really want Azerbaijan to invest in Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited Azerbaijani companies to invest in infrastructure, tourism and road construction in Ukraine and promised to protect every investor.

"Mr. President and I have agreed that in January the delegation from Azerbaijan will come to Ukraine, to Kyiv," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a speech at the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani business forum in Baku.

According to him, the delegation would work out steps aimed at intensifying cooperation between the countries.

“These are cases in energy and education, large-scale privatization we are preparing in Ukraine. These are 500 enterprises where we want to see clear business, clear investment,” the President of Ukraine said.

He also told about a number of other issues discussed during today's talks, in particular road construction and infrastructure development in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that he was pleased to welcome the Azerbaijani mobile operator Bakcell in the Ukrainian market.

“Our task as a state today is to protect every investor. We really want Azerbaijan to invest in Ukraine," the President emphasized.

In addition, he suggested considering investing in Ukrainian tourism, in particular in the Kherson region.

"There are many fascinating, attractive places for tourism in Ukraine that simply lack high-quality infrastructure," he added.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that he had met with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev for the first time, yet he had already been satisfied with the beginning of the dialogue.

“And then there must be real steps. When people promise something and fulfill promises, mutual trust emerges,” the Head of State said.