26 Jan 2018 21:42

Poroshenko, Tillerson discuss cooperation between General Electric, Ukrainian Railways in Davos

KYIV. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed bilateral economic cooperation.

A meeting between Poroshenko and Tillerson took one hour, the parties had an opportunity to discuss all issues of bilateral and international cooperation, the Ukrainian presidential press service said on Friday.

"A one-hour conversation is unusual format for meetings in Davos, but we deliberately planned it this way in order to have more time to discuss all issues. And I am really grateful to our U.S. partners for their very strong support shown to Ukraine today as well. We have discussed all fields of cooperation," Poroshenko said at a briefing following a meeting with Tillerson in Davos.

The Ukrainian president said he and Tillerson discussed economic cooperation and noted a rapid growth of investments by U.S. companies.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed cooperation with General Electric, which is planning to supply diesel locomotives to Ukrainian Railways, and other U.S. investors as well, the press service said.