Zelensky discussed with President of General Confederation of Italian Industry increase in Italian business, participation in Ukraine’s reconstruction

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of the General Confederation of Italian Industry Carlo Bonomi.

The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude to Italy and personally to Prime Minister Mario Draghi for his active support of Ukraine, including the future membership of our country in the EU.

“Right now we are opening a new page in relations between our states,” the President said.

An important manifestation of such support is the establishment of a confederation’s office in Ukraine.

“The opening of the confederation’s office in Kyiv right now is a landmark event and a powerful signal to all foreign investors,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President noted the interest of the Ukrainian side in strengthening cooperation with Italian business and well-known companies that could help restore and modernize the economy of our country.

In his opinion, Ukraine and Italy have common values and developed social contacts. This creates an atmosphere of trust as a basis for further development of bilateral cooperation.

Inviting the confederation to join the implementation of the large-scale Recovery Plan of Ukraine, the President expressed interest in the participation of Italian companies in the implementation of projects to rebuild the destroyed infrastructure, social facilities and housing.

The parties separately discussed areas of future cooperation in which the Italian side has extensive experience and world-class expertise.

“The help of the confederation in starting production on the territory of Ukraine, creating new jobs is extremely important for the employment of Ukrainians who lost their jobs as a result of hostilities,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.