President calls on Canadian business to invest Ukraine
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with Canadian business representatives as part of his working visit to Canada and invited them to Ukraine, the press service of the head of state reported on September 23.
"We are doing all we can to make the ties between our countries closer. Earlier, Canadian Ukrainians invested in Ukraine to support the economy, and now the entire Canadian business is ready to come [to Ukraine]. I want to tell you - now is the right time and place for investment," he said, adding that Ukraine has great potential.
Poroshenko recalled that Ukraine had completed the placement of Ukrainian sovereign bonds worth $3 billion several days ago.
"This is a good signal of investor confidence in Ukraine and the reforms that are being conducted," he said.
The head of state spoke about changes in Ukraine, in particular, anti-corruption steps, the introduction of electronic declarations and the latest reforms implemented by the Ukrainian authorities.
The president drew attention of Canadian businessmen to the assessments of international financial organizations, which say that over the past three years Ukraine has done more than in the previous 20 years.
"A number of Canadian companies operating in the field of energy, agriculture, defense and finance, and the aircraft industry have shown significant interest in the Ukrainian market, especially in the context of the introduction of free trade with Ukraine," reads the report.