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Ukrainian Week in London 2018 Was an Important Success for Ukraine

Ukrainian Week in London, held during the week of 8 October 2018 by the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC), together with the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (“COBCOE”) and, for Security Day, the Atlantic Council and the Royal United Services Institute (“RUSI”), presented Ukraine, and Ukrainian investment and trading opportunities, to the UK. It brought together 1000 representatives from British and Ukrainian government, business and civil society, as the largest event ever held anywhere abroad on Ukraine.

Ukrainian Week achieved a notable success when UK Secretary of State for Trade Liam Fox announced that Ukraine will receive priority consideration for a post-Brexit UK trade treaty (i.e. along with the US, China, Japan, Canada, Australia and several other important trading countries). First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv for Ukraine likewise spoke on Ukraine’s commitment to greatly expand ties with the UK, and in particular on the potential for much increased trade and investment between the UK and Ukraine.

Ukrainian Week was sponsored by leading Ukrainian, UK and multinational companies and industrialists, including as the principal sponsors Yuriy Kosyuk, the founder and Chairman of MHP, Ukraine’s leading agro-industrial group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and SoftServe, the leading Ukrainian IT/software company (the Ukrainian Week programme and a full list of the sponsors appears at the conclusion of the Report).

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