: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine`s trade envoy: French investors interested in Ukrainian assets

Ukrainian Trade Representative Nataliya Mykolska says French companies show interest in the acquisition of a number of the Ukrainian assets the Ukrainian government plans to put up for sale soon.

”It is important that there is interest in a number of the facilities selected for privatization. It is extremely important French companies have successful experience in the sectors announced for privatization. France is a very important partner of Ukraine in terms of investment,” she said at a briefing in Kyiv after the French-Ukrainian business forum in Paris on October 28.

In her words, head of Ukraine`s State Property Fund Ihor Bilous held a number of bilateral meetings with potential investors from France.

”There were some important meetings in the framework of the forum, as well as behind the scenes. Bilous had a number of bilateral meetings outside the forum with French investors who are interested in the privatization process,” she said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the main asset being prepared for privatization in 2016 is chemical giant Odesa Port-side Chemical Plant whose 99.6% stake is to be sold at a tender on December 14. The starting price is set at UAH 5.16 billion (about $200 million). 


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