Ukrainian-Polish Economic Forum in Kyiv: Key Cooperation Documents Signed

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Ukrainian-Polish Economic Forum in Kyiv: Key Cooperation Documents Signed

On Wednesday, June 19, Kyiv hosted the third Ukrainian-Polish forum focused on the reconstruction of Ukraine titled “Integration — Economy — Partnership”

This significant event saw the signing of two crucial cooperation documents aimed at bolstering economic ties and collaborative projects between the two nations.

Event Highlights

The forum brought together high-profile participants, including:

  • Iryna Vereschuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine and co-chair of the Ukrainian-Polish Intergovernmental Economic Commission.
  • Oleksandr Porhun, Acting Minister of Veteran Affairs of Ukraine.
  • Krzysztof Paszyk, Minister of Development and Technologies of Poland.
  • Pavel Koval, Chairman of the Council on Cooperation with Ukraine.
  • Andrzej Dykha, Chairman of the Board of the Polish Agency for Investment and Trade.

Organized by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), the Ministry of Development and Technology of Poland, the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, and the National Chamber of Commerce of Poland, the forum also had strategic support from Ukraine's Ministry of Reintegration and the Polish Embassy.

Key Discussions and Agreements

The forum's primary focus was on implementing joint Ukrainian-Polish projects to attract investments for Ukraine's reconstruction. Notably, two memorandums of cooperation were signed:

  1. Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine:

    • This memorandum aims to facilitate collaborative investment projects and enhance trade relations between Poland and Ukraine.
  2. Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) and the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs:

    • This agreement focuses on fostering industrial cooperation and supporting the business communities of both countries in contributing to Ukraine's reconstruction efforts.

Statements from Key Officials

Iryna Vereschuk expressed gratitude to the Polish government for its steadfast support and understanding of the importance of investing in mutual security, covering aspects from energy to economic and military cooperation.

"I thank the Polish government for the systematic work. Because Poland, like no one else, understands what security is. How important it is now to invest in our common security - both energy, economic, and, of course, military," Vereschuk stated.


The Ukrainian-Polish Economic Forum underscored the deepening partnership between the two nations, with a strong emphasis on collaborative efforts to rebuild Ukraine. The signed memorandums mark a significant step towards achieving these goals, promising increased investment and cooperation in critical sectors.

These initiatives are expected to play a vital role in not only rebuilding Ukraine's infrastructure but also in strengthening the economic and security ties between Ukraine and Poland.

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