Sweden is an important partner – Zelensky
Sweden is a major trade and investment partner of Ukraine. The countries will develop cooperation, the head of state noted.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Magdalena Andersson. The interlocutors discussed the steps being taken to achieve peace in the east of the country. About it informs press service of the Office of the President.
“The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Sweden welcomed the recent conclusion of an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the field of defense. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Sweden is an important partner of our state in the field of security and expressed gratitude for the practical assistance already being provided in this area,” the statement says. message.
Magdalena Andersson, in turn, confirmed the Swedish government’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The interlocutors discussed the prospects for further bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, energy and environmental sectors.
Zelensky stressed that Ukraine is interested in creating a network of modern waste processing plants with the participation of Swedish companies.
“Sweden is the largest trade and investment partner of Ukraine in the region. Even in the context of a pandemic, we have an increase in bilateral trade by more than 50%. By the end of the year, we expect to reach a trade turnover of $800-900 million. We will work to maintain these positive trends. We will also welcome Sweden’s joining the support of the national financial system,” Zelensky said.
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