Japanese Agency For International Cooperation Resumes Operations In Ukraine - PM Shmyhal

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is resuming its work in Ukraine, set to focus on recovery issues.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal reported the news on telegram , according to Ukrinform.

He noted that the resumption of JICA's work is good news for the 31st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Japan.

Shmyhal said that he discussed further support for the country in various areas with the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine, Kuninori Matsuda. The priorities include energy, housing reconstruction, humanitarian demining, and support for small and medium-sized businesses. 'We raised the issue of the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP. I called on Japanese partners to contribute to sanctions restrictions against the Russian nuclear industry,' Shmyhal added.

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The head of the government thanked Japan for its leadership during the G7 presidency.

As reported, the Japanese government allocated $95 million for the reconstruction of Ukraine through the United Nations Development Program. Japan plans to take part in projects to restore the Ukrainian energy sector based on the latest technologies, in particular to cooperate in the construction of small modular reactors and jointly implement hydrogen projects.

JICA is a world-renowned Japanese government organization that provides technical assistance, grants, and soft loans to foreign governments.

In 2017, JICA opened a regional office in Ukraine.

Photo: Denys Shmyhal, Telegram


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