The volume of trade between Ukraine and Austria for 2017 grew by 17%, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen in Vienna. According to him, Ukraine is satisfied with the dynamics of relations with Austria politically and economically, and hopes for further support, in particular, regarding the positions on Donbas.
“We’ve held fruitful and useful talks with the president, discussed the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the countries and expansion of economic cooperation,” he said. In addition, Poroshenko said he had invited his Austrian counterpart to visit Ukraine, and he agreed.
“The Federal president has accepted my kind invitation to visit Kyiv in mid-March, and we are looking forward to your visit,” Poroshenko said.
“We’ve agreed that during the visit we will try to organize a business forum so that Austrian investors could see with their own eyes how attractive investments in Ukraine are now, how much the investment climate has improved,” he said.