On October 13th 2011, Ambassador of Ukraine H.E. Mr. Ihor DOLHOV paid a working visit to Antwerp.
In the framework of the visit Ambassador of Ukraine met with the management of CCI of Antwerp, representatives of business circles of the region and with Director of the Port of Antwerp, Vice-mayor M.Van Peel.
During the meeting at CCI Antwerp with 20 managers of companies, operating in Ukraine, Ambassador made a speech on internal situation in Ukraine and the course of economic reforms. He also informed them about current state of negotiations between Ukraine and EU on deep and comprehensive free trade area (DCFTA) and actions made by Ukrainian government to improve investment climate in Ukraine. Representatives of business circles expressed considerable interest for deepening cooperation with Ukraine, launching of new bilateral project, in particular at the regional level.
There was exchange of views on development of cooperation between ports of Antwerp and Odessa in the framework of existing Agreement on cooperation during the meeting with the Director of Port of Antwerp. Mr. M.Van Peel informed on Economic mission from the Province of Antwerp to Odessa region, which is to take place in the first half of the next year.