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Luhansk oblast will host the International Economic Forum in the second half of 2021

Published 03 June 2021, at 14:00

In the second half of 2021, Luhansk oblast will host the International Economic Forum.

Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine stated the aforementioned.

"Firstly, I would like to congratulate Luhansk oblast with its 83rd birthday. We are all taught from childhood to celebrate birthdays: our own, friends, relatives. But today a whole region celebrates its birthday. A region with a glorious history, distinctive culture, incredibly beautiful nature, talented and hardworking people. Dahl, Grinchenko, Sosiura exercised their talent here; cosmonauts Liakhov and Shonin tempered their character; Stakhanov set labour records. Representatives of various European countries worked in the region, established coal and steel enterprises, medical and educational institutions, cultural and architectural values: from the French metallurgist and sociologist Le Play and the physician, the father of linguist Volodymyr Dahl - Yohan, to the German banker Hartmann. The descendants who live today have something to be proud of, something to learn and something to carry on. And I am proud, too. After all, my grandmother and great-grandfather were born in Luhansk and the blood of Luhansk people flows in me. I sincerely congratulate the region with its birthday! Everything will be Ukraine!" said Oleksii Reznikov.

On the birthday of the region, Deputy Prime Minister also announced plans to hold an International economic forum in the second half of this year in Luhansk oblast.

The Forum will be held with the support of the World Bank.

The event is planned with the participation of chief executive officials, representatives of business of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and potential investors and international partners.

Within the framework of the Forum, it is planned to hold panel discussions and special events, business expo, etc.

The main objectives of the Forum are:

  • representation of Ukraine and, in particular, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as a safe territory for doing business;
  • presentation of changes aimed at achievement of peaceful reintegration of the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, including change of economic identity of Donbas and implementation of transitional justice;
  • continuation of the dialogue between the authorities of different levels, businesses and the public;
  • enhancement of international cooperation;
  • attraction of investments.

"We are currently finalizing the Strategy of economic development of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. This forum is another brick on the way to the great construction - economic development of the Government-controlled area of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. People are at the heart of the Strategy. We must provide all conditions for the development of capable communities. Of course, through investments. It is about establishment of a belt of success along the contact line.

We are currently accumulating international technical assistance, loans, budget investments for infrastructure development. But the emphasis is on the establishment of territories of priority development with attractive conditions for investors, which include: tax and customs preferences, insurance of military-political risks, extension of jurisdiction of international commercial arbitration, simplified regulations and institutional support, etc.," added Oleksii Reznikov.