Ukraine and Poland have identified the main priorities of bilateral cooperation in the economic sphere. First of all, we are talking about projects for the restoration of Ukraine, to which Polish businesses will join, as well as increasing the throughput capacity of checkpoints on the common border.
This was during a joint press conference in Rzeszow, Podkarpackie Voivodeship of Poland, following the results of the Eighth Meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, was noted by Vice Prime Minister – Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk and Minister of Development and Technology of Poland Waldemar Buda, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
As the Polish minister noted, in cooperation with Ukraine, the key issue for Poland is the possibility of normal border crossing.
“We talked about improving the work of various services at the border, specific actions are planned. A lot has already changed, but we would like to further improve the work of checkpoints,” Buda said.
He called the restoration of Ukraine the second important issue. According to him, even today in safer regions of Ukraine it is possible to restore critical infrastructure, hospitals and schools. Buda said that during negotiations with the Ukrainian side, a lot of time was devoted to structuring cooperation in this direction, creating a fund that would co-finance these projects and attract enterprises to implement specific investments.
“Today we can start several investments at the micro level to train enterprises from different industries. It will be several projects from different places, different sectors to understand what problems appear at the implementation stage,” the Polish minister explained.
In turn, Vereshchuk announced an agreement with the Polish side on the creation of a coordination platform at the level of both governments. Thanks to it, priorities, implementation tools, and financial issues will be discussed online daily. The Vice Prime Minister noted that such a platform would be created “as soon as possible” and that she, together with Minister Buda, would be its curators.
Vereshchuk also stressed that now both peoples have a unique chance to build a strong alliance.
“We have shown that we can act together and oppose ourselves to the cynical evil – the Russian Federation. Together we fight shoulder to shoulder on all fronts,” Vereshchuk stressed.
She thanked Poland for the comprehensive support of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression and expressed confidence that the Polish people would not get tired of being together with the Ukrainians in these difficult times.
As part of her visit to Poland, Vereshchuk also visited a special medical hub for the evacuation of Ukrainians to the EU countries in Rzeszow-Jasionka.
As the agency reported, more than 1.2 thousand Polish companies want to take part in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine and the restoration of Polish exports to the Ukrainian state.
Since February 24, Russia has been waging a full-scale war against Ukraine.