Ukrainian delegation will discuss economic cooperation with France in Paris

A Ukrainian delegation headed by First Deputy Prime Minister, Economy Minister Yulia Svyrydenko is on an official visit to Paris, it is planned to pay special attention to talks on joint infrastructure projects, as well as participation of French companies in the Big Construction program and the creation of the Ukrainian national air carrier.

“During the delegation’s one-day stay, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine will meet with the Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery of France Bruno Le Maire. In addition, a number of meetings are planned with French partners, in particular, large French companies Airbus, Alstom and Bouygues,” the Ministry of the Economy said on its website on Wednesday.

The visit takes place in order to implement the agreements between the Ukrainian and French leaders and within the framework of French President Emmanuel Macron’s planned visit to Ukraine, the ministry said.

Svyrydenko said on Facebook that among the challenges of Franco-Ukrainian cooperation are the attraction of financial guarantees or a direct loan from the French government, the development of promising projects in the field of nuclear energy: cooperation between the ‘Ukrainian Energoatom and EDF is essential, as well as consultations. on the holding of the world exhibition EXPO in Ukraine 2030.

In addition, within the framework of the signed Memorandum of Understanding, the parties will address issues of cooperation between the national air carrier and Airbus, within the framework of the signed intergovernmental agreement on the supply of 130 locomotives manufactured by Alstom for Ukrzaliznytsia, the organization of the conversion of Airbus passenger aircraft into cargo aircraft on the basis of SOE Antonov (Kiev).

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