On Friday, 4 March, Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk received Executive Director of the Board of
Directors at China Machinery Engineering Corporation Mr. Sun Bai.
The Head of Ukrainian Government noted the
high level of bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and China: "It is not just
in our good relations, but also in concrete figures".
The Prime Minister stressed that the
previous year for the first time in the history of Ukrainian-Chinese
relations, the volume of exports of Ukrainian agricultural products to China
had reached US$ 1.2 billion, which is twice more against
the figures of 2014. The People’s Republic of China
ranks first among countries in export of agricultural products, he
said, adding that the exports of agricultural products from Ukraine to the
countries-members of the European Union amounted up
to US$4.2 billion.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also thanked the
partners of the PRC for the support in the launch of a new
Silk Road for the transit of Ukrainian goods to China.
"We have concrete results, and
should continue to develop bilateral cooperation, to increase volumes of
economic cooperation and create more jobs in Ukraine and China
alike", said the Head of the Ukrainian Government.
During the meeting the parties
discussed issues of further implementation of Ukrainian-Chinese projects in
agriculture and collaboration in infrastructure. Mr. Sun
Bai stressed there exists
high interest of China in expanding exports of Ukrainian agricultural products
to China, to include investment in the Ukrainian agrarian
sphere, port logistics and projects related to the new