KIEV, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko here on Thursday expressed his gratitude to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD) for supporting the implementation of reforms in Ukraine, the presidential press service said.
"We highly appreciate the active role of the EBRD in the introduction of projects in the public sector, particularly in the energy and transport spheres," Poroshenko said during his meeting with visiting EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti.
The EBRD's investments are also important for the development of Ukraine's business, Poroshenko said, voicing his hope for the continued cooperation between Kiev and the bank.
The EBRD is one the largest international financial investors in Ukraine. Since 1993, the bank invested about 14 billion U.S. dollars in over 370 projects in the East European country.
Chakrabarti arrived in Kiev earlier in the day to take part in the 14th YES (Yalta European Strategy) International conference of politicians and businessmen.