On March 26, 2021 Dmytro Senik, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (CDTO) received Pier Francesco Zazo, Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Ukraine.
Dmytro Senik expressed his gratitude to Pier Francesco Zazo for Italy's support of the recent G7 Statement condemning Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
The parties discussed cooperation between Ukraine and Italy in digitalization, trade and investment.
The Deputy Minister noted the significant potential for the implementation of joint projects on e-governance and digital services. The parties agreed to consider the possibility of holding Ukrainian-Italian talks in the field of digitalization.
The diplomats paid particular attention to the increasing volumes of bilateral trade and investments. Mr. Dmytro Senik invited Italian business to take part in the privatization of facilities in Ukraine, to explore the investment projects in our country, in particular in transport and energy.
For reference: In 2020, the trade turnover between Ukraine and Italy amounted to USD 4056.7 million. Exports amounted to USD 1931.1 million and imports - USD 2125.6 million.
In January-February 2021, bilateral trade amounted to USD 662.5 million (+ 17.4% compared to the same period last year). Exports amounted to USD 383.95 million, imports - USD 278.54 million. The positive balance for Ukraine is USD 105.41 million.