On December 15, 2014, Ambassador Olexander Motsyk met with members of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) at the Embassy of Ukraine to the U.S.
The meeting was dedicated to the discussion of the current situation in Ukraine, summarizing 2014 results and processing new opportunities for deepening trade, economic and investment cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in 2015. Also, participants discussed joint activities and initiatives of the Embassy and the USUBC and its members.
Ambassador Motsyk informed participants about the current situation in eastern Ukraine, new Ukrainian Government, results of Government’s activity in February-November 2014, and the Government's economic policy priorities and reforms within the President’s "2020 Reforms Strategy". The Ambassador thanked the USUBC and its members for their support of the Ukrainian people at this difficult time.
Ambassador Motsyk also noted the significant role of the Ukrainian community and American business in recent approval by U.S. Congress "Ukraine Freedom Support Act" which provides necessary legal framework for expanding assistance to Ukraine and the implementation of additional sanctions against Russia.
Morgan Williams, President of the USUBC, who moderated this meeting, underlined Council’s effective cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in 2014, particularly in the context of diversifying Ukraine's exports, attraction and protection of U.S. investments and consolidating support of Ukraine within the American business community.
More than 20 representatives of the U.S. companies that play a leading role on the Ukrainian market, particularly in creating jobs and paying taxes to the state budget, participated in the meeting, including: Cargill, Dentons, SC Johnson, John Deere, Miratech, Monsanto, Philip Morris International, Westinghouse, CNH International and others. Also, representatives of the U.S. Government, including the USTR, were in attendance.