Business news from Ukraine

UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT’S MEETING WITH TRUMP IS PLANNED IN SEPTEMBER ZELENSKY

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington is planned in September.
“A meeting with President Trump should be held in September in Washington,” he told Interfax-Ukraine in Truskavets on Saturday.

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DONALD TRUMP HAS TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY

U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the Servant of the People Party’s confident win at the latest snap parliamentary elections, according to the Ukrainian president’s official website.
During a telephone conversation, Trump congratulated Ukraine on the successful holding of the free and democratic parliamentary elections.
“He reaffirmed the U.S. invariable support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and America’s readiness to provide full assistance with the implementation of the large-scale reform program in our country,” the statement said.
Zelensky thanked Trump for the United States’ leading role in retaining and strengthening sanctions against Russia.

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ZELENSKY INVITES MEXICAN BUSINESSMAN TO INVEST IN UKRAINE

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with the Mexican businessman, CEO of Principal Standard Group Peter Foyo has stated that he was ready to support establishment of cooperation between his company and Ukraine if it could help provide Ukrainian state or private enterprises with contracts.
“We are open to everything that creates new business in Ukraine and jobs for our citizens,” Zelensky said, noting that he considers any investment project important, regardless of whether it is an investment of a million or a billion.
According to the presidential press service, at a meeting with Foyo and his partner, Vice President of UTG (Ukrainian Trade Guild) Ihor Melnyk, Zelensky stressed that the state is ready to protect “any clean, real investment in Ukraine.”
The president said that, despite rather busy work schedule, he is always ready to find time for projects useful for Ukraine and sit down at the negotiating table for a substantive conversation.
Foyo, in turn, thanked for the meeting and noted that it was a great honor for him to be in Ukraine, since his wife is Ukrainian and he lives with his family in Mexico and in Ukraine.
The businessman said his specialization is telephony and telecommunications services, which is relevant in the context of development of mobile communications in Ukraine and preparations for the launch of 5G. He said the position of President Zelensky on building constructive cooperation on the principles of openness was important for him.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY: OUR PRIORITIES ARE TERMINATION OF WAR AND DEFEATING CORRUPTION

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has promised to justify the trust of Ukrainians in the Servant of the People party at the parliamentary elections and called the main priorities of his political force in the Verkhovna Rada of the new convocation. “Some 73% was better, but I am personally and each of us is grateful to the people of Ukraine for their support. We thank the people of Ukraine for the very great confidence in our Servant of the People party. I want to say that this is also a big responsibility for me personally and for our team. We will not let the Ukrainians down,” he said at the party headquarters on Sunday evening.
Zelensky stressed that the main priorities of his team are terminating the war, returning captured Ukrainians and defeating corruption that still exists in Ukraine.

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UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY SEES ECONOMIST AS UKRAINIAN PRIME MINISTER

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he is holding consultations with people who he potentially sees at the post of the Ukrainian prime minister. He said that these are people who do not have a political past and who are professional economists.
“The Prime Minister … must be an absolutely professional economist who must have no political [past]. I would very much like this to be an absolutely independent person who has never been a prime minister, a speaker or a leader any [parliamentary] faction. I see this kind of person. Honestly, I will tell you. I am already holding consultations, talking … with some people,” Zelensky told reporters at a polling station on Sunday.
The head of state said that he has an unchanged position as for the issue of voiced requirements for the prime minister, but admitted that “some people who go to parliament now may not like it because they see themselves in this post.”

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ZELENSKY ORDERS TO COMPLETE NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL IN ZAPORIZHIA

The construction of a new terminal of Zaporizhia Airport should be completed in December 2019 to handle flights of Dnipro Airport during the reconstruction of the latter. President Volodymyr Zelensky set the task when visiting the terminal construction site, the president’s official website said.
The terminal is designed to receive 1 million passengers per year.
According to Zaporizhia Mayor Volodymyr Buriak, the airport has more than UAH 50 million in net profit.

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