The Czech Republic among the signatories of the Lugano Declaration to rebuild Ukraine

The Czech Republic is among 40 states to have signed the Lugano Declaration, a document that emerged from the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland, which commits signatories to supporting Ukraine along its journey. , from early to long-term recovery from the war that Russia fought on its territory. The parties also acknowledged the relevant draft recovery and development plan presented by Ukraine.

The statement also stresses the importance of institutional reforms, transparency and sustainability in the recovery process, including the fight against corruption. The document also invites entities from the private sector, academia and civil society to partner with their Ukrainian counterparts in the process.

The two-day conference started on Monday July 4 and was attended by Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala who said in his opening speech that the international community must be ready to help Ukraine rebuild and should start already by rebuilding damaged Ukrainian towns so that their residents can begin to return home.

Mr Fiala also recalled that the reconstruction of Ukraine is one of the priorities of the current Czech EU Presidency and that it is “clear” that a large part of the reconstruction will be carried out by the Union. European. He also said that the Czech Republic will continue to supply the country with weapons.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said around $750 billion will be needed to rebuild the country which was invaded by the Russian Federation in February. Mr. Fiala, who spoke with the head of the Ukrainian government about areas where the Czech Republic could help, mentioned sectors such as transport, health and nuclear energy.

Berta D. Wells