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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's newly appointed chief of staff Andriy Yermak has spoken about his goals and priorities in the new position.

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"As for the areas of work that I see. First, I will not abandon those areas that I have recently been working on. Of course, ending the war in Donbas in the interests of Ukraine is one of the priorities for the president, for the President's Office today. Therefore, this area remains a priority. Foreign and external areas will certainly remain on the radar screen, and I will deal with them too. I think today Ukraine is in the center of global attention, and we cannot miss this chance, and everything must be done so that the attention and interest that we have today translate into concrete results," he said at a briefing on Wednesday, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

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Yermak called regional policy another important area of his activity.

"We will work more effectively with the governors," he said.

According to the official, another goal is to make Ukraine "an investment Mecca."

"We have concrete steps, programs on how to do this. Our governors have received this task, the government – everyone involved in the investment climate – is engaged in this," Yermak said.

He added the President's Office should become "an expert office for the president of Ukraine with the best personnel, the most professional people who will help the president fulfill his function and achieve results in all areas of his activity."