Last year, Ukrspeсexport received more than 100 foreign delegations - Vadym Nozdria
In 2020, Ukrspeсexport received 102 delegations from foreign countries.
"In general, the number of foreign visits last year slightly decreased. The decline was due to the global pandemic, almost complete shutdown of international traffic and the closure of borders, "said Vadym Nozdria, Director General of 'Ukrspecexport' State Company.
The leaders among the countries whose delegations visited Ukrspecexport are Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Kazakhstan and the USA.
“Preparing for any foreign visit is a responsible job involving a significant number of the Company's employees. During the visits, we negotiate current contracts in order to present new opportunities for Ukraine's defense industry. Every visit is not just talks, foreign delegations often visit production and field test/training facilities,” added Vadym Nozdria.
"According to the results of 2020, Ukrspecexport became the largest state-run arms exporter of Ukraine whose financial indicators have grown. According to Vadym Nozdria, not a single contract was terminated, they were all executed on time and in full.
Summing up the results of the year, Yuriy Gusev, Director General of the 'Ukroboronprom' State Concern, noted that exports reached $500 million and that it is real to increase these figures this year. There is a clear plan, broken down by months, to implement the tasks needed to increase exports, he said.
Currently, active negotiations are underway with potential partner countries that are interested in Ukrainian products. Traditionally, these are the countries of Latin America, Central Africa, Asia and Europe. At the same time, we strive to strengthen our position in traditional Ukrainian markets: Asia-Pacific, North Africa, the Middle East, etc.