Ukraine, Japan, agreed to develop political and economic ties

10:32, 04 March 2008
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In 2007 total turnover between the countries increased by 58%

On Monday, Vice Prime Minister for European and International Integration Hryhoriy Nemyrya met with vice president of the “Mitsui” Japan company Hiroshi Tada, according to the President`s press-office.

The sides discussed issues on the development of Ukrainian-Japan political and economic relations, in particular, in the sphere of transport and energy.

“Today cooperation of Ukraine with Japan is one of the priorities of our state and is of great significance for further strengthening of our state’s positions as an active member of the world community,” the Vice Prime Minister stated.

During the meeting Hryhoriy Nemyrya also told Hiroshi Tada about basic grounds of the Government Action Program “Ukrainian breakthrough: not for politicians, but for the people” and key elements of the Transparency Initiatives of Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

The Vice Prime Minister emphasized that the Transparency Initiative includes, in particular, introduction of the transparent system of Ukrainian legislation, open relations of the power and business, transparent taxes (simplified tax system excluding chances for evasion) and transparent return of VAT etc.

“The new Government has come to carry out long-expected real reforms and use new opportunities for the creation of a favorable climate for business, Hryhoriy Nemyrya stated. Ukraine is interested in Japan business represented in all spheres of the Ukrainian economics”.

Note: During 2007 total commodity turnover between Ukraine and Japan increased by 58% as against 2006 reaching 1497,32 million USD.

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