The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France informed this following a meeting of the joint Ukrainian-French economic commission, which took place in Kyiv on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“This is the seventh meeting of this commission and the first since 2011. Thus, this meeting will become an important event for strengthening our bilateral economic relations, in which a positive dynamics has been noted for a number of years,” the French Foreign Ministry said.
As noted, France increased its exports to Ukraine by 18% in 2017. France is still the largest international employer in Ukraine, where about 160 French companies operate, and also the fourth largest investor in Ukraine with a share of foreign direct investments of almost 5%.
The French side at the meeting of the commission was represented by the Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.
According to the program of the visit, the Secretary of State will meet with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
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