Zelensky's meeting with the Canadian business was told by the press office of his Office, reports petescrypticcrosswords.ca.
President Vladimir Zelensky called on Canadian business to invest in Ukraine. The Head of State announced this in Toronto on July 3, during a meeting with business representatives who are members of the Economic Club of Canada.
“Invest in Ukraine! Why? Because we are one of the most promising countries with high growth potential,” said Vladimir Zelensky.
The President noted that in Ukraine a new leadership of the SBU, the State Border Service, the State Tax and Customs Service was appointed.
"Their main task is to overcome smuggling and corruption, urgently stop the pressure on the" white "business. People who are associated with raiding and manipulations with state registries are gradually being dismissed," the head of state emphasized.
According to Vladimir Zelensky, the potential for revenues to the state budget of Ukraine due to the cessation of smuggling, overcoming corruption and bringing the economy out of the shadows is tentatively estimated at almost $ 10 billion a year.
“We need fair courts. Now neither Ukrainian society nor investors believe the Ukrainian judicial system. We will change this. Our team is preparing a separate plan for this,” the president noted.
Among the industries that may be of interest to investors, the Head of State called IT, the production of "green" energy and mining.
In particular, the Canadian company Brookfield is already investing tens of millions of dollars in the construction of an IT center in Lviv.
“We are very interested in the implementation of at least five such projects in the main cities where IT business and the relevant universities are concentrated,” the president stressed.
Vladimir Zelensky said that the special theme is the restoration of Donbass, respectively, projects to invest in this region will be considered first.
Also, the head of state proposed to create a special investment fund for joint investment by Canadians of Ukrainian origin in projects in Ukraine.
“As president of Ukraine, I can guarantee full support for the implementation of such a project and the protection of investments. For this, a separate team is created,” stated Vladimir Zelensky.
The President stressed that Ukraine will continue cooperation with the IMF and the World Bank.
“I do not doubt their support,” he noted.
We will remind, earlier "Dialogue.UA" reported that Zelensky announced the amount needed to restore the Donbass.