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14 August 2023

Finance Minister Lindner visits Kyiv

Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner travelled to Kyiv on 14 August 2023. Upon his arrival, he emphasised that Germany stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and is providing financial, humanitarian and military support.

Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner and his Ukrainian counterpart, Sergii Marchenko BildVergroessern
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance / Photothek

In Kyiv, Lindner and his Ukrainian counterpart, Sergii Marchenko, signed a joint declaration of intent to intensify cooperation between the German and Ukrainian finance ministries. Key areas of cooperation will include financial markets, customs, and the management and privatisation of government holdings. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and KfW banking group are in an excellent position to provide Ukraine’s finance ministry with practical and targeted advice in the area of financial markets. In addition, the German customs administration is offering study visits to Germany for the purpose of sharing best practices.

Read the joint declaration of intent:

Joint declaration [pdf, 77KB]

During his visit, Lindner held talks with additional high-level Ukrainian officials including Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov, State Property Fund Chairman Rustem Umerov, and National Bank Governor Andriy Pyshnyy. These discussions focused on continued support for Ukraine as well as reconstruction.

Images from Finance Minister Lindner’s visit to Kyiv

Christian Lindner together with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal Christian Lindner together with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal
Christian Lindner at a joint press conference with Sergii Marchenko Christian Lindner at a joint press conference with Sergii Marchenko
Christian Lindner’s visit included meetings with Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov ... Christian Lindner’s visit included meetings with Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov …
… Deputy Defence Minister Andriy Shevchenko … … Deputy Defence Minister Andriy Shevchenko …
… and members of Ukraine’s armed forces. … and members of Ukraine’s armed forces.
Christian Lindner speaks to the press upon his arrival in Kyiv. Christian Lindner speaks to the press upon his arrival in Kyiv.