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Chairman of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Commission on Economic Cooperation Arsen Avakov held a telephone conversation with the Minister of Economy of France

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2nd April 2021, 15:50
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A telephone conversation was held between the Co-chairs of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation - Minister of Interior of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and Minister of Economy andFinance of France Bruno Le Maire.

The parties discussed issues of intergovernmental interaction within the framework of cooperation between Ukraine and France, the available results of the activities of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation and the next steps aimed at developing strategic areas of cooperation.

The main attention was focused on the issue of modernization of the fleet of freight electric locomotives of joint-stock company "Ukrzaliznytsia" with the support of the French RepublicGovernment andwith the involvement of the French company Alstomwithin the project.

Recall, that on behalf of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, negotiations were previously held within the framework of the Mixed Ukrainian-French Commission on the implementation of the project for the supply of Alstom electric locomotives with partial localization of their production and maintenance in Ukraine.

The project was founded in September 2018, when Alstom and Ukrzaliznytsia signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which formalizes cooperation on the supply and maintenance of electric locomotives. The financial model for the project provides for the attraction of credit funds from the State Treasury of France and other sources.