Italy feels the circumstances of the economic crisis. Therefore, closer cooperation between Italian and Ukrainian industrialists and entrepreneurs and business associations is seen as very promising. It was discussed at a meeting of President of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ULIE) Anatoliy Kinakh and President of the Italian Chamber for the Balkans and Ukraine Paolo Di Lullo.
The Italian Chamber is known in Ukraine primarily through sincere support of Ukrainian soldiers injured in military operations in the east of the country. Italian businessmen have in particular sponsored prosthetics and rehabilitation treatment of eight Ukrainian soldiers. Anatoly Kinakh thanked the counterparts for their care and support.
"We are a regional structure that brings together 112 entrepreneurs mainly representing small businesses in the region of Abruzzo. However, our goal is to expand business opportunities through cooperation with neighboring countries, so we have opened offices in Kyiv, Minsk, Bucharest and in Morocco," Paolo Di Lullo said presenting the Chamber.
The current goal of the business association is to boost trade with our country, to seek opportunities for delocalization of production.
"We are convinced that small- and medium-sized businesses should be the main engine of the economy, based on the purchasing power of the middle class. Our contacts should become permanent and systemic. The search for partners, an exchange of information, the protection of rights and interests of investors – the ULIE can help the Italian Chamber in all these areas," Anatoliy Kinakh told the Italian counterparts.
The parties agreed to work out a specific protocol of intentions and strengthen communication between the organizations.