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PRESS RELEASE : Ukraine and Great Britain agreed to start talks on further trade liberalization: Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 1 February 2022.

Ukraine invited the United Kingdom to join common mutually beneficial projects in the fields of infrastructure and energy. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting with media representatives following talks with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson in Kyiv.

The President noted that the Agreement on Political Cooperation, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership signed the year before last is working successfully, which is proved by a 60% increase in bilateral trade between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

“We strive to expand partnership in all areas. We agreed to start negotiations on further trade liberalization. In addition to funds for the Ukrainian Navy, the United Kingdom is allocating almost 2 billion pounds for the implementation of joint specific and mutually beneficial projects with Ukraine in other areas,” said the President.

In particular, according to him, the United Kingdom was invited to join projects in the fields of infrastructure and energy.

The Head of State noted that 30 years ago Ukraine and Great Britain established diplomatic relations, which have always been full of friendship, respect and content.

“And today our nations are united for the sake of peace in Ukraine, Europe and the world, in order to prevent a new war,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy, expressing hope that this year the word of the year will be “peace.”

For his part, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced the allocation of an additional 88 million pounds of funding to support the stability and energy independence of Ukraine.

“This funding is to support the efforts of the President and the authorities to build a prosperous Ukrainian society free from malicious influence,” said Boris Johnson.