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At meeting with US delegation Zelenskyy urges to invest in Ukraine

KYIV. April 4 (Interfax-Ukraine) – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with a delegation of politicians, businessmen and representatives of charitable organizations from the United States headed by former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The head of state noted the importance of such visits and meetings, which are a powerful signal of support for Ukrainians in our struggle for freedom and democracy, the press service of the President’s Office said on Tuesday.

“Glad to see you and your friends here,” the president told Mike Pompeo. “All-round American support is crucial to us.”

During the meeting, the head of state invited the U.S. businesses to actively invest in Ukraine. “We are open to this and we are ready to provide you with full assistance. This is essential for us,” he said.

Zelenskyy briefed about business development opportunities in construction, agriculture, IT technologies, and other sectors. The president also focused on the importance of continuing and strengthening defense assistance and the joint development of defense technologies, taking into account the experience gained by Ukraine during the war. “Invest in business, as business is what creates jobs. We are interested in people being able to find work, and the budget receives revenue to strengthen our capabilities on the battlefield,” the head of state said.

A number of other topical issues were also discussed, in particular, the movement of Ukraine to NATO, the importance of further strengthening the sanctions pressure on Russia. Zelenskyy noted the activities of the U.S. charitable organizations, whose representatives were present at the meeting, focused on helping displaced people, rebuilding destroyed housing stock, providing medical care, providing drinking water and food.