A roundtable between Ukraine and Japan ended more promisingly than expected – with the signing of 23 memoranda, in addition to the 56 previously signed by the Ukrainian government, the Ukrainian Ministry of Economy said.

The June 10 event took place on the eve of the International Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine (URC-2024) in Berlin.

Ukraine and Japan will reportedly deepen cooperation in the areas of infrastructure reconstruction and green construction, energy and agricultural sectors, modernization of agricultural machinery, development of drone technologies, financing of construction of affordable housing, waste management, collaboration in the healthcare sector, as well as prosthetics and rehabilitation. of wounded veterans.

The Japanese side plans to provide training and build the capacity of Ukrainian specialists, conduct analysis and share data with Ukrainian companies.

Japan’s Ailand Systems and Ukraine’s DRONE.UA have already signed an agreement to transfer humanitarian demining technologies.

The projects are eligible for technical assistance that Japan will provide to Ukraine through the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for a total amount estimated at €188 million ($201 million).

Japan plans to transfer technologies to Ukrainian companies in 30 to 40 projects in the initial stages. Companies receive grants of up to $10 million per project.

Japan is considering opening up to Ukrainian poultry and other agricultural products

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Japan is considering opening up to Ukrainian poultry and other agricultural products

Tokyo is looking for ways to expand its aid to Kiev. Trade agreements are obviously a mutually beneficial path, and Ukraine’s agricultural offering is the most attractive.

The Cabinet of Ministers and UNIDO already announced a call for proposals for Japanese companies. Companies can view the details on the UNIDO webpage dedicated to the project.

In addition, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) plans to open an office in Kiev.

This is in addition to insurance for Japanese companies participating in Ukraine’s reconstruction projects provided by Japan’s export credit agency NEXI, and subsidies for small and medium-sized enterprises from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Just four months ago, in February 2024, Ukraine signed 56 agreements at a conference in Tokyo. As part of these agreements, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko mentioned the subsidy that provides licenses for the production of prosthetics in Ukraine.

Japan is also considering the construction of a new children’s hospital in Ukraine, the possible supply of tractors for medium and small farmers, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding on the use of satellite images for soil analysis and planning of sowing agricultural lands.

For the time being, there are no details about the final decision on the projects mentioned.