Victor Yushchenko meets Steven Ballmer

14:52, 20 May 2008
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The parties discussed activity of Microsoft in Ukraine

President Victor Yushchenko met today with Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation Steven A. Ballmer, according to the President`s press-office.

The parties discussed activity of Microsoft in Ukraine, the recently signed memorandum between the Government of Ukraine and the corporation on cooperation in education and fighting child labor exploitation, etc.

President Yushchenko noted powerful potential of Ukraine in IT industry and said that Ukrainian side is interested in developing cooperation with Microsoft. According to him one of promising projects would be to establish a software development centre in Ukraine with support from Microsoft.

Steven Ballmer from his part thanked Ukraine and President Yushchenko personally for rendering support to Microsoft and promotion of intellectual property rights protection. He also informed that the corporation plans to open an innovational centre at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University and is interested in contributing to Children’s Hospital of the Future.

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