United Efforts: mobilizing the International Business Community to Support Ukraine

(Jan Lipavsky, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and Miloš Vystříčil, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic)

The Ukrainian-Czech Chamber of Commerce (UKRCHAM), whose president is Agromino owner Petr Krogman, organised a remarkable gala evening in support of Ukraine in the hall of the historic Rudolfinum building in the centre of Prague

The evening was inaugurated by Milos Vystrčil, Chairman of the Senate of the Czech Republic, and Jan Lipavský, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Both engaged in interviews with the evening’s moderators—Jaroslav Mášek, Editor-in-Chief of Hospodářské Noviny, and Petr Krogman, Chairman of the Presidium of UKRCHAM. The main topics encompassed the current situation in Ukraine and assistance in humanitarian, economic, and military realms.

Later in the event, Vitalii Usatyi, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Ukraine in Prague, highly commended the aid provided by the Czech Republic and expressed gratitude for the support on an international level. The gathering also hosted representatives from institutions and companies that support cooperation with Ukraine, contributing to the further development of relations between Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Eminent attendees included Elena Voloshyna, Director of IFC Ukraine (a World Bank member); Karel Petrželka, CEO of Dekonta; and Jan Bednar, CEO of Bednar FMT.

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(Jan Lipavsky, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic)

Ukrainian businesses were also present at the event: Katerina Glazkova, CEO of the Ukrainian Entrepreneurs Association; Alex Lissitsa, President of the Ukrainian Agrarian Union; Vyacheslav Kohanov, a Ukrainian military representative; and Vladyslav Bondarevskyi, Deputy Chairman of UKRCHAM.

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The guests of the evening stood up during the National Anthem of Ukraine.

The event was attended by over 250 guests, including members and guests of the Ukrainian-Czech Chamber of Commerce, diplomatic representatives, figures from the political sphere, and cultural influencers. The event vividly showcased the interest in Ukraine and the collaboration between the Czech Republic and Ukraine, which continues to evolve. This interest is highlighted by the growing membership base of the chamber, which currently stands at 162 members and continues to expand.

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