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First-Ever U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum to Take Place July 13

Department of Commerce, Office of Public Affairs

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to discuss progress on the implementation of reforms to improve the business and investment climate in Ukraine and further expand U.S.-Ukrainian trade and investment ties.  During the meeting, Secretary Pritzker invited Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to participate in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum, taking place on July 13 in Washington, D.C at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Forum is an opportunity for Ukrainian policymakers to detail the steps they have already taken to strengthen their market and to lay out their vision for Ukraine's economic future.  U.S. business leaders will also share their perspective on steps that the Ukrainian government needs to take in order to encourage greater private-sector engagement in Ukraine.

“The Obama Administration is committed to supporting and expanding strong economic relations between the U.S. and Ukraine,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The first-ever U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is an opportunity for our private sector to hear directly from the Ukrainian government about the progress the country has made toward implementing its robust economic reform agenda. It is also a platform for leaders of U.S. firms to discuss additional reforms that are necessary to improve the business and investment climate in Ukraine. I look forward to joining Prime Minister Yatsenyuk and other senior leaders of Ukraine's government in Washington next month.”

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