Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Karel Havlicek said this during a meeting with Ambassador of Ukraine to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebyinis on August 13, the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic reports.
"On Tuesday, August 13, the Ukrainian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebyinis, met with the Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Karel Havlicek, to discuss topical issues of Ukrainian-Czech trade and economic relations and prospects for enhancing bilateral intergovernmental dialogue," the statement says.
The ambassador informed the Czech minister about the internal political situation in Ukraine after the presidential and parliamentary elections, the prospects for the formation of a new government, the reforms that have already been launched and planned, which related primarily to business deregulation, improvement of the business climate and the efficiency of public investment and public sector management, implementation of important infrastructure projects.
The interlocutors agreed that after the formation of a new government in Ukraine, an opportunity will open up for a significant intensification of the Ukrainian-Czech bilateral political dialogue, primarily at the level of government leadership. In this regard, the ambassador expressed hope for a visit by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to Ukraine.
The parties noted the positive dynamics of bilateral trade, which exceeded USD 2 billion last year and set a record in the history of Ukrainian-Czech relations. The growth of mutual trade is also observed this year: according to the results of five months, its volumes grew by more than 11%. In this context, the Czech Minister notes that the Czech Republic considers Ukraine as an important and promising trading partner. According to him, Ukraine is among the 20 largest trading partners of his country.
In turn, the Ukrainian ambassador called on Czech entrepreneurs to invest more in Ukraine. He also thanked the Czech government for its clear position in support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, in particular regarding continued sanctions pressure on Russia.
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