Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov participates in the International Conference URC23 (Ukraine Recovery Conference) in London on June 21-22.

The event is attended by world leaders and representatives of the Ukrainian government, international financial institutions, businesses, and the public, who discuss post-war renewal plans and long-term reform strategies in Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, and other officials spoke at the event’s opening.

As part of the conference, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov announced five pilot projects, which are being worked on to create a new General Plan for the city’s development.

“I went to Great Britain to participate in the Ukraine Recovery Conference. There I want to convey our concept of the development of Kharkiv – the future city. Today, the Vice Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, and the Head of the United Nations in Ukraine, Denise Brown, discussed the mechanisms of effective involvement of the city community in reconstruction projects. And the main issue that worries all of us is the attraction of investments for these projects.

I emphasize: residents of Kharkiv will definitely have the opportunity to express their opinion and influence how their district or the city, in general, will look like in the future,” reported Terekhov.

Kharkiv Mayor takes part in Ukraine Recovery Conference in London / Photo: Kharkiv City Council

Earlier, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov signed Call to Action for Low Carbon and More Inclusive Culture. The initiative was founded by the mayor of the sister city of Lille in France, Martine Aubry.

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