Japan will allocate 160 million euros to support Ukraine's economic recovery projects.
What is known about aid from Japan
The projects were discussed at a meeting with the State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Kiyoto Tsuji, the State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kazuchika Iwata and representatives of Japanese business.
According to him, Ukraine is interested in creating joint ventures, especially in the processing industry.
He emphasized that Ukraine is interested in creating joint ventures, especially in the processing industry and cooperation in agro-industrial complex, metalworking, mechanical engineering, critical raw materials and IT.
According to him, the state ministers assured him that Japan's position on supporting Ukraine would remain unchanged.
Japanese delegation in Kyiv
A Japanese delegation led by senior industry and foreign ministry officials, including business representatives, is in Ukraine on November 20 for talks ahead of a recovery conference to be held by Japan.
Japan, which has been supporting Ukraine financially and accepting refugees since the Russian invasion in February 2022, is also helping to support Ukraine at the level of the G7, which Japan is leading this year.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi, who visited Japan in May during the G7 summit, and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed this month to hold a Japan-Ukraine conference on promoting economic reconstruction in Tokyo on February 19.
The Japanese government plans to allocate $3.5 billion in direct budget support to Ukraine in 2023. The money will be used for social and humanitarian expenses.
Earlier, the government directed 21.8 billion hryvnias of grants from Japan to rebuild Ukraine.