Klitschko also held bilateral meetings with the managing director of Transparency International Cobus De Swardt and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov.
Vitali Klitschko and Cobus De Swardt discussed possible assistance of Transparency International in training detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. Moreover, Klitschko stressed the importance of close cooperation in order to search the assets and corrupt money of Ukrainian officials. “We count on cooperation of international and Ukrainian law enforcement bodies and common efforts to search and return back to Ukraine the public funds stolen at different times from our state budget,” Klitschko emphasized.
Prospects of increase of Azerbaijan investments inflow in Ukraine and Kyiv particularly was discussed with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan. Klitschko suggested holding in Ukraine a Kyiv-Baku business forum. “We are interested in more active cooperation, to help Azerbaijan businesses and investment come to Ukraine and Ukrainian companies work successfully in Azerbaijan,” the mayor noted.
Elmar Mammadyarov supported the idea and the parties agreed to prepare the event and hold it in autumn in Kyiv.