France is important
political and economic partner of Ukraine both
in the context
of the Normandy
process and cooperation in various sectors of the economy in which the rate of
mutual trade turnover can be
increased to USD 3 billion for a year.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman made this statement during a meeting with Minister of
Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian.
a reliable strategic partner of Ukraine.
Unwavering position of Paris on territorial integrity of Ukraine
is of utmost
importance to us. We praise
France's support of our sovereignty,
the Head of Government emphasized,
last year the turnover between
our countries totaled USD 2 billion, and I'm sure
that we can
increase it by one third
- up to USD 3-3.5 billion".
In turn, Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated
France’s unwavering support to Ukraine
and commitment to help to
preserve Ukraine's integrity and sovereignty.
"France also expresses readiness for economic cooperation,
it can be
useful for both sides", the Minister said.
In this regard
the parties agreed to intensify
their activities within the scope
of joint commissions and committees on key
issues – the agrarian sector, energy, civil service
Within the framework
of the meeting,
a Joint Statement of Intent on
the Development of Bilateral Cooperation
between the Ministry of Internal
Affairs of Ukraine and the
Ministry for Europe and Foreign
Affairs of France was signed.