In the framework of the RE: THINK. Invest in Ukraine Forum in Mariupol, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Alain Pilloux.
“I am grateful to the EBRD for the real steps in the development of the Ukrainian economy and effective cooperation,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
The parties discussed conditions for maintaining a high level of investment in Ukraine and agreed that investors would come in case of stability and predictability, and the IMF program would increase investment confidence.
During a meeting, the parties stressed that in 2019, Ukraine would become the largest country of operations of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the first time. This year, EBRD's investment in Ukraine has reached 1 billion euros, a record over the last 5 years.
The parties discussed new projects of the Bank aimed at developing regional roads. The investment will be more than 300 million euros.
The EBRD Vice President commended the productive work of the Ukrainian Parliament. He stressed that the EBRD expected the implementation of the adopted decisions.
The parties thoroughly discussed anticorruption, energy and judicial reforms, as well as the reform of the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.