On Monday, Prime
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
held a meeting with
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Du Wei. The
main topics of the meeting were practical issues on fostering trade and
economic cooperation between the two countries.
Volodymyr Groysman has noted the great potential of bilateral cooperation
between states and noted that Ukraine is interested in developing cooperation
between the countries. In
particular, the Prime Minister has called for strengthening trade and economic
relations, cooperation in the industrial sector, as well as in the investment
interested in attracting Chinese investment into Ukraine," he pointed out.
In this context, Volodymyr Groysman
has informed that the Office for Accompanying Investment under auspice of the Prime Minister will
be created as soon as possible.
Discussing the issue
of full restoration of existing institutional mechanisms of bilateral
cooperation, the sides agreed to hold an Intergovernmental Trade and Economic
Commission by the end of 2016 in Kyiv. On
the proposal of Volodymyr Groysman, a Ukrainian-Chinese business forum will
be organized in the framework of this Commission.
interested in developing our relations. A well prepared session of the Intergovernmental
Commission, the business forum could provide the necessary results aimed at enhancing
economic cooperation," emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine and the
Ambassador of China also expressed their support for agreeing on a Ukraine-China
Action Plan ("Roadmap") on the joint implementation of the idea of building
the economic zone of the Silk Road as soon as possible.
Minister stressed the need to find solutions to problems in the interaction
between the countries. "The
Government I head, and Ministers are committed to
interact effectively," he emphasized.
Volodymyr Groysman reminded that Ukraine had decided to simplify the
visa regime for the citizens of China. "This
is a good step that allows us to improve the cooperation," he said.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Du Wei assured
of the willingness of China to develop and deepen cooperation with Ukraine
according to the strategic character of relations between the two countries.