Taiwan joins EU bank-led initiative for Ukraine’s post-war recovery

  • Taiwan has joined a global initiative led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to help relaunch the private insurance market in Ukraine in the post-war period, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
  • Taiwan was among the signatories of a statement of intent aimed at facilitating the provision of private-sector insurance against war-related risks in Ukraine, the ministry said in a press release on 24 Jun.
  • Representing Taiwan as a signatory was the Taiwan Business-EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund — a joint fund established by Taiwan’s government and the EBRD — which joined the European Commission, Norway, and Switzerland in signing the statement, the EBRD said in a press release.
  • The agreement was signed at the Ukraine Recovery Conference, which was co-hosted by the United Kingdom and Ukraine in London from 21 to 22 Jun to mobilize international support for Ukraine’s economic and social recovery from the effects of war waged by Russia since Feb 22.
  • According to MOFA, the signatories agreed that the ongoing war had disrupted the insurance market in Ukraine and thus adversely affected business operations and investment in the country.
  • Under the agreement, the signatories will explore the possibility of cooperating on establishing a Ukraine Recovery Guarantee Facility to facilitate the provision of private-sector insurance against war-related risks in Ukraine, according to the EBRD.
  • They will also explore possible measures to re-engage Ukraine’s domestic insurance companies with their global counterparts, the agreement said.

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