the Republic of Latvia strengthen the political dialogue and consider the
possibility of significant deepening of economic cooperation. This statement
was made during the meeting between Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Prime Minister
of Latvia Māris Kučinskis.
The meeting was held in Riga within the framework of the Prime Minister’s
official visit to Latvia.
is an important country for Europe. We support Ukraine and we are pleased that we
have a serious economic partnership and cooperation. You can rely on us,"
the Prime Minister of Latvia stressed.
emphasized the volume of mutual trade in goods and services increased by 27%
last year with a positive for Ukraine balance of USD 102.6 million. The work of
the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Latvian Commission and the restoration of the
work of the
Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) in Kyiv will allow to step
up cooperation between the countries.
very important to develop our bilateral relations in different spheres, the
Head of Ukrainian government stressed, We appreciate
friendship and I'm glad we have good trading figures. I think we can set up
ambitious goals in
this direction ", Volodymyr Groysman
The Heads of
Government placed a special emphasis on opportunities for investment and
innovation cooperation. In this context, Volodymyr Groysman outlined key government plans for economic changes
in the country, and briefed the counterpart on interim results of fundamental
reforms initiated in the social sphere and in the direction of deregulation and
improvement of the business climate in Ukraine.
singled out agricultural sector and logistics as promising areas of innovation
cooperation, in particular, the use of the Zubr
container train, which connects the ports of Ilyichivsk,
Odessa and Yuzhny with the ports of Riga, Ventspils, Liepāja and
very interested in bringing our infrastructural capabilities closer," Volodymyr Groysman claimed.
expressed their interest in interregional cooperation and assistance by Latvia
in the process of implementation of reforms in Ukraine. On
the outcomes of the talks, the Prime Ministers took part in signing of two international
documents - the protocol of intentions between the Ministries of Education and
Science of Ukraine and Latvia on the work of Ukrainian school in Riga, as well
as the main agreement on cooperation between Riga Technical University
and the National
Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv
time when it is possible to settle something through competition has gone. Innovation,
education and business opportunities are at the forefront. I
am pleased to admit that Ukraine and Latvia pay peculiar attention to education
issues," the Head of Government of Latvia commented on the event.
outcomes of 2017 the trade turnover between Ukraine and Latvia made up USD 462
export items are mineral fuels, oil, boilers and machinery, organic food, food
products, metals. Import
items include pharmaceuticals, light industry goods, land transport vehicles.
January of 2018, Ukraine and Latvia agreed on a comprehensive bilateral Program
of cooperation in the sector of agro-industrial complex for 2018-2019, which
provides for bilateral cooperation on harmonization of Ukrainian legislation
with the EU laws, development of rural territories, green tourism, cooperation in veterinary and
phytosanitary sectors, fishing industry, in forestry,