Ukrainian president hails cooperation with EBRD
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Tuesday that his country is satisfied with the level of bilateral cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), according to Xinhua.
"Despite the current economic slowdown, Ukraine has been successfully cooperating with the EBRD," Yanukovych said when meeting with First Vice President of the EBRD, Philip Bennett.
Kiev and the EBRD have made great achievements in implementing projects aimed at Ukraine's European integration, Yanukovych said, calling on the two sides to cooperate further.
Yanukovych also hailed the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the partnership between Kiev and the EBRD.
Since 1992, the bank committed over 8.63 billion euros (11.5 billion U.S. dollars) through 337 projects in Ukraine, becoming the largest financial investor in the former Soviet republic.