The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Davos (Switzerland) discussed with the President of the European Bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD) Suma Chakrabarti the prospects for cooperation and implementing investment projects in Ukraine.
«The Ukrainian head of state expressed hope for increase in financial resources of the EBRD for cooperation with Ukraine in 2017», — the press service of the President of Ukraine on Tuesday.
The parties also discussed the issues of reforming the banking sector.
«Chakrabarti praised the actions of Ukrainian authorities in the question of nationalization of «PrivatBank» and confirmed the intention of the EBRD to continue to provide expert assistance in the reform of the banking institution», — is told in the message.
In turn, Poroshenko noted the key role of the EBRD as administrator of the Chernobyl Shelter Fund and nuclear safety Account. It was agreed to continue cooperation in this sphere.
Chakrabarti also assured Poroshenko in further support of the EBRD reform in Ukraine.
As reported, Ukrainian President on Tuesday, January 17 began a working visit to Switzerland to participate in the 47th annual meeting of the world economic forum in Davos.
At the same time, Poroshenko will not attend the «Ukrainian Breakfast» son-in-law of former President Leonid Kuchma, billionaires Viktor Pinchuk for his controversial articles in the American press, in which Pinchuk spoke in favor of abandoning Russians occupied Crimea and parts of Donbass in the name of normalizing relations with Russia.
In addition, Pinchuk has played for the lifting of sanctions against the Russian aggressor.
Also Pinchuk finds it necessary to revise the political course of Ukraine to membership in EU and NATO.
Poroshenko at a meeting with Chakrabarti expressed the hope to increase the amount of financial assistance from the EBRD 18.01.2017