OPENING OPIC IS GREAT VICTORY
FOR U.S. AND UKRAINE
A top priority for USUBC members for many years
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Thu, Dec 17, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. "The opening of the U.S. government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation's (OPIC) program for Ukraine is a great victory for Ukraine and the United States and will lead to a considerable increase in U.S. business investments in Ukraine," said Morgan Williams, head of the SigmaBleyzer government affairs office in Washington, who serves as President of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
"Getting OPIC open for business once again in Ukraine has been a top priority for the members of USUBC for many years" according to Williams. "USUBC has worked with the U.S. and Ukrainian governments on this issue especially in the last two years and received considerable assistance from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, a member of the U.S. Embassy Economic Team, William Klein, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko and Hrygoriy Nemyria, Deputy Prime Minister for European and International Integration of Ukraine."
DPM Hrygoriy Nemyria is in Washington, D.C. today for talks with the IMF and will make a presentation at noon at the annual meeting of the members of USUBC. "USUBC is so pleased that the person in the Ukrainian government who did so much to solve the OPIC issue will speak on this issue in Washington today. Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor is in Iraq today so will not be able to celebrate this victory in person with DPM Nemyria," Williams said.
Additional speakers at the USUBC annual meeting will be: Christopher Smart, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Dan Russell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Brian Sant Angelo, International Business Development, Europe & Central Asia, Export-Import Bank of the US and Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute.