27 Jan 2023 18:06

Ukraine interested in Japan's involvement in its post-crisis recovery - Verkhovna Rada speaker

MOSCOW. Jan 27 (Interfax) - Ukraine is interested in Japan's involvement in its post-crisis recovery, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk said.

"It would be valuable for us if Japan, known worldwide for its technology and investment projects, would come to Ukraine with its support, so that we could demonstrate together that Ukraine's recovery is a success story for the whole world," Ukrainian media reported, citing Stefanchuk as saying at a meeting with Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine Kuninori Matsuda on Friday.

For his part, Matsuda said that Japan is willing to actively participate in Ukraine's economic recovery, Ukrainian media reported, citing the press service for the Verkhovna Rada office. A professional agency, which will assist Ukraine's post-crisis recovery, has already started operating at the Japanese embassy to Ukraine in order Japan participated in new projects, he said.

Stefanchuk congratulated Matsuda on the start of Japan's president in G7 and expressed hope that Ukraine would be able to join in the group's work in all possible formats, including the parliamentary one. Ukraine counts on Japan's support as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2023-2024 as far as items on UN agenda related to Ukraine are concerned, he said.