Ukraine is interested in attracting Swedish investors to projects in the energy sector, agriculture, the IT sector, infrastructure, and waste processing.
This was announced by President Vladimir Zelensky during a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden, Stefan Leuven, a UKRINFORM correspondent reports.
“I called on the Swedish side to increase its business presence in Ukraine. We are very interested in large-scale projects in alternative and renewable energy, energy security, agriculture, the IT sector, infrastructure. We also agreed to attract Swedish investors in waste management in key cities of Ukraine.” – said Zelensky.
In addition, the President emphasized that Ukraine seeks to cooperate with manufacturers of defense products in accordance with NATO technologies and standards.
The head of state noted that Sweden is one of the largest trading partners of Ukraine in Northern Europe and a very important investment partner, and added that the volume of trade between the countries is growing.
According to a Ukrinform correspondent, Sweden can increase investment in the Ukrainian economy, provided that the rule of law is strengthened, corruption is reduced, and the influence of oligarchs in Ukraine is reduced.
This was stated by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Stefan Leuven at a joint briefing with President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in Kiev.
“We hope to strengthen relations between our countries in the field of trade and investment … Subject to the provisions of the Association Agreement, the potential of these further investments and relations looks very promising. But this potential can be realized only if Ukraine works to strengthen rule of law, the fight against corruption and the reduction of the influence of the oligarchs, “said Leuven.
He added that all these things are necessary for the transformation of Ukraine into a truly European country.
Leuven welcomed the very ambitious reform agenda of the Zelensky team and the Ukrainian government and recalled that Sweden is the second largest donor of our country in terms of technical assistance.
“We plan to continue supporting Ukraine’s efforts to improve people’s lives and move closer to the EU,” said the Swedish Prime Minister.