In the first half
of 2016, Ukraine and Latvia will hold a meeting of the intergovernmental trade
and economic commission. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced
following the meeting with Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota
Straujuma in the framework of the working visit to
Riga on Friday, November 6.
According to him,
the agenda of the Commission contains, in particular the ZUBR project in
transport area: "For this purpose there have been launched technical
consultations, which should result into the signing of an agreement between
Ukraine and Latvia to increase the supply of goods under the ZUBR project.
Another aspect of
cooperation between the two countries, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, is air conveyance:
"Due to the fact that Ukraine has imposed sanctions against Russian
airlines, we are currently developing air services provided by both Ukrainian
and Latvian companies".
Latvia is also ready
to support Ukraine in establishing an effective system of forest management and
overcoming corruption in this sphere. Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that the the
Latvian State Forests is one of the most efficient companies in
the European Union: "We have agreed that ministers of agrarian policy of
the two countries together with the heads of the aforesaid state company of
Latvia and the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine will hold consultations
- in fact, the Latvian specialists will facilitate us to carry out reforms in
this sector. On the one hand, to create an effective system of state forest
management, on the other - to fight corruption in this sector".
Yatsenyuk informed that a broad project of training Ukrainian civil servants in
Latvia is to commence: "First, it will apply to civil servants involved in
trade issues and the implementation of the agreement on a free trade area".
ministers on European integration are to come to Latvia for experience
exchange", he stressed.
expressed gratitude to the Head of the Latvian Government for the meeting of Prime
Ministers of the Baltic States and Ukraine on November 5: "We were assured
of real support by our Baltic partners in European integration issue".
yesterday's meeting the parties agreed to hold a meeting in this format in Kyiv.
Minister of Ukraine appealed to the Prime Minister of Latvia: "Over 20
years ago you decided that you would be an EU member. You made this decision then
– and you have achieved it. We have also taken a decision, so we will do this