President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with President of Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga.
The Head of State congratulated Simonetta Sommaruga on having been elected President. Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that Switzerland was and still is an important trading partner and one of the largest investors in the Ukrainian economy.
The parties discussed progress in promoting peace in eastern Ukraine, including the return of detained persons, ships and the reduction in the number of shelling in Donbas. The issue of extending the mandate of the OSCE mission was also raised.
The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude for the support in the implementation of reforms in our country in the framework of the technical assistance programs provided by Switzerland. They also discussed the issue of rehabilitation of the Ukrainian military, improvement of energy efficiency and increase of investments. The President of Ukraine told about new programs for investors.
“We are preparing an Investment nanny program. If an investor brings $ 100 million or more to Ukraine, he or she will receive a personal manager who speaks five languages and works with the client 24/7. This manager will solve all investor’s problems at any time. They will have state guarantees. And those who invest $ 10 million or more in privatization in Ukraine in the next 2 years will be exempt from income tax,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.
The President of Switzerland told about her plans to visit Ukraine at the invitation of Volodymyr Zelenskyy already in March to discuss a new assistance program for the next four years.