On Wednesday, May 13, in the framework of a working visit to Paris Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with President of France Francois Hollande.
Prime Minister of Ukraine discussed with the President of the French Republic particular steps in supporting Ukraine.
Moreover, the Prime Minister also considered with the President of France the state of implementation of the Minsk agreements, including constant breach of the ceasefire regime by Russia-led terrorists. The Prime Minister of Ukraine informed Francois Hollande on the steps made by the Ukrainian side to strictly observe the Minsk agreements.
President F. Hollande noted the importance of joining efforts by the international community in supporting Ukraine, its European choice and the reform progress. In this regard, the Head of Government emphasized the significance to increase participation of French entrepreneurs in the restoration of the Ukrainian economy.
To present an investment potential of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Francois Hollande decided to organize an investment summit in Paris this autumn.
A large-scale privatization launched by the Government of Ukraine and the beginning of functioning of a free trade zone between Ukraine and the European Union on January 1, 2016 will open new opportunities for trade and investment project, stressed the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
An important shared priority appears the fight against corruption. Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Francois Hollande agreed to draw experts from France to combat money laundering and investigate corruption crimes of former Ukrainian officials, many of whom had hidden their income in France. Other promising areas include strengthening cooperation in the field of banking supervisory matters and collaboration among customs authorities.
In the framework of his working visit to Paris Arseniy Yatsenyuk is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Jose Angel Gurria, as well as with representatives of business circles of France.