The world Bank starts developing a strategy of cooperation with Kiev in 2016-2020, said Director of world Bank in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Qimiao Fan at the meeting with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister, Minister of regional development Gennady Zubko.
"The strategy will be based on a systematic diagnosis of the situation in Ukraine, which in future will help determine potential areas for assistance by the Bank ", – RIA "news" words Qimiao Fan referring to the press service of the Ministry of regional development of Ukraine.
for its part Zubko said that, in his vision, Strategy should encompass investments in energy efficiency, life support systems, local roads and infrastructure. Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister also showed Qimiao fan the final report on the outcomes of the implementation of the project on development of urban infrastructure in various cities around the country, funded by the WB. For its part Qimiao Fan confirmed that the commitments of Ukraine to the world Bank for the timely execution of all project interventions made. Prior to this, the world Bank said about the intention to grant Ukraine a loan of $ 560 million for reconstruction of roads in the country. On the last working day of the week, European Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmstr?m stated that the Brussels lobbying Moscow not to enter the food embargo regarding Kiev after the entry into force on 1 January 2016, the economic part of the Treaty on the unity between Ukraine and the European Union. On the same day a senior Commissioner of the EU said that the European Union States the approval of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine anti-discrimination law, noting, because this is an important step towards the abolition of visas. On Wednesday, the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev said that the Russian Federation in connection with the signing of the Treaty of unification of Ukraine and the EU is considering imposing relative to Kiev a number of measures, as well as among them food embargo. On 5 November the head of Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Oleksiy Pavlenko said that his country is ready for the introduction of Russia's ban on imports of Ukrainian agricultural products. Remember, after tripartite consultations on Association of Ukraine with the EU, held in early October, the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexey Ulyukaev stated that the Russian Federation is not satisfied with the EU's proposals. At the end of September, Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. said that the Russian Federation wants to switch to a normal trade regime with Ukraine, without preferences. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament on 16 September 2014 ratified the Association agreement Kiev and Brussels, however, the use of the free trade agreement was delayed 2016.