Today the Government House hosted a
ceremony of signing an agreement between Cargill and the MV Cargo company on the planned investment in the construction of the
grain terminal at the Black Sea Trade Port of Yuzhny.
The agreement was signed by Cargill's CEO Martin Schuldt
and the MV Cargo company’s Director Andrii Stavnitzer
The agreement on investment
in the construction of a grain terminal at the port of Yuzhny by an American company
Cargill means additional jobs, enhanced export potential of
Ukraine and another proof of real partnership relations
between Ukraine and the US, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
during a ceremony of signing the deal on
Wednesday, February 24.
There were also present at the
ceremony Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Andrii
Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Oleksii Pavlenko,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
United States of America to
Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
The Prime Minister reminded
that seven months before in Washington there had taken place
the first investment conference Ukraine – the USA, which was led
by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and during which Vice President
of the United States Joe Biden addressed the participants.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that the
investment conference in Washington had been "the beginning of
a campaign to attract investment from America to
Ukraine": "This was the first step for Ukraine to present
itself so that our American partners could
see that Ukraine is really reliable and right place for investment".
As a result of the conference, stressed the Head of
Government, one of the world's largest companies, which is Cargill Incorporated,
decided to invest US $ 100 million in
the construction of a new grain terminal at the Yuzhny port.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk congratulated the
American and Ukrainian business on this agreement: "We as
the Government did a lot to make this kind of investment real,"
he said, noting the work of the Minister of Infrastructure of
Ukraine Andrii Pivovarsky
in the development of port infrastructure "that such
grain terminal could actually become one
of the largest hubs in Ukraine."
"This means additional jobs, enhanced export
potential of Ukraine and another proof
of not just real friendship between
Ukraine and the United States but the true
partnership relations between Ukraine and the United States of
America", stressed the Head of Government.