Simonetta Sommaruga noted Ukraine’s progress in reforms and the desire to continue cooperation between the two countries.
Fifth international conference on reforms in Ukraine will be held in Switzerland in 2022. This was announced by President Vladimir Zelensky after talks with President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga in Kyiv on Tuesday, July 21, according Regnews33.ru with reference to the Correspondent.
“We discussed two important areas — the economy and trade. I note that Switzerland is among the five largest investors in our economy and not the last trade volume our partner in Europe. We agreed that our countries can and should develop this potential,” the President said.
According to him, Sommaruga noted Ukraine’s progress in reforms and the desire to continue cooperation in this direction.
“In confirmation of this in 2022 in Switzerland will host the fifth international conference on reforms in Ukraine. We have signed a Memorandum that will outline the sequence of actions for the preparation of this important event,” said Zelensky.
He also said that the sides discussed the theme of combating the spread of the pandemic COVID-19.
Vladimir Zelensky said the newly created Ukrainian-the Swiss platform for research and innovation cooperation, which resulted in a joint project for the production in Ukraine of medical equipment.
“And this is another good example of partnerships — effective science diplomacy”, — said the head of state.
The parties also discussed cooperation in other areas, such as rehabilitation of veterans, the development of vocational and artistic education in Ukraine, decentralization, energy efficiency and sustainable urban development.
“I sincerely thank Madam President for today’s meaningful dialogue, thanks to our delegations for the fruitful work,” said Zelensky.
Sommaruga noted that the Swiss Confederation may provide support to Ukraine, especially in the field of ecology and infrastructure projects.
“We are honored that in 2022 in Switzerland will be the fifth Conference on reforms in Ukraine. Thank you for your trust,” she said.
“We have a lot of potential to create new jobs, fight against corruption, the fight against climate change,” — said the President of Switzerland.