READOUT: Export-Import Bank of the United States Chair Reta Jo Lewis Meets with Minister of Communities and Territories, Oleksiy Chernyshov and Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova
WASHINGTON – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis welcomed a delegation of senior government officials from Ukraine yesterday, led by Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister of Communities and Territories and Oksana Markarova, Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States. The group met to continue discussions regarding U.S. export support for Ukraine’s energy security and infrastructure.
Having signed a $3 billion MOU together last August, Chair Lewis reemphasized EXIM’s commitment and support for the people of Ukraine in the immediate and long-term. She highlighted ways that EXIM financing and American private sector partners can be a cornerstone in the country’s efforts to fortify key sectors of their economy.
“EXIM and the U.S. government continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainian government as they defend their nation against Russia’s illegal invasion,” said Chair Lewis. “Russia’s actions will not deter EXIM from financing projects in Ukraine, and I echo President Biden’s sentiments when I say that EXIM stands ready to be part of Ukraine’s efforts to rebuild. We will work to provide sustainable financing solutions that strengthen Ukraine’s infrastructure and prosperity.”
Chair Lewis and Minister Chernyshov pledged to work together to identify projects in key sectors where U.S. exporters can be suppliers and EXIM financing may be needed.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.