KYIV. July 8 (Interfax-Ukraine) — Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has invited French businessmen to develop their business in the Ukrainian capital, the mayor’s press service said.
“We’re doing our best to ensure that private investors come to Kyiv and develop a successful business, as these are jobs and taxes the city needs. Your presence here means further intention to work in Ukraine. There are good opportunities for investment today. The market is semi-vacant in many segments. Therefore I urge you to invest in Kyiv, as at the very moment it’s time to seize the opportunity,” Klitschko said at a meeting with French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad Matthias Fekl and a group of French businessmen who work in Ukraine.
Klitschko said that Kyiv is interested in projects for energy efficiency, transport, municipal infrastructure (construction of roads, highways, and bridges), the mayor’s press service reported.
According to Klitschko, the municipal authorities are also interested in the development of Ukrainian-French relations and deepening of cultural and economic ties.
Fekl in turn said that France is committed to further joint work with Germany in the Normandy format for the complete implementation of the Minsk ceasefire agreements.
He assured the Kyiv mayor that France supports Ukraine on its way of economic and political reforms.