The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invests around $1 billion in the Ukrainian economy remaining its largest investor so far. With the reference to Interfax-Ukraine, First Vice President of the bank Jurgen Rigterink believes Ukraine is an important area of investments for the EBRD and a powerful platform for the implementation of major projects.
“I’ve been EBRD first vice president for just nine weeks, and the fact that I am currently on a visit to Ukraine speaks about the importance of your country in our project portfolio. For us, Ukraine is not only an investment area, but also an important platform for cooperation in a number of projects that we are implementing jointly with other international partners,” Rigterink said at a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in Kyiv on Thursday.
Rigterink also recalled that the EBRD is now processing a five-year work plan in Ukraine, which includes, among other things, increased funding and in-depth cooperation in specific areas – primarily the work of government banks and the development of the energy sector.