Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and of Croatia Andrej Plenković during a meeting in the framework of the first ever official visit of the Prime Minister of Croatia to Ukraine have agreed to resume work of intergovernmental commissions on trade-economic and military-technical cooperation.
Speaking about the possibilities of deepening bilateral agenda, Volodymyr Groysman stressed that Ukraine and Croatia have a significant potential for the development, particularly in trade-economic and military-technical spheres.
"The amount of trade that we have today can be sufficiently increased. We should only create synergies. I believe that your visit and new business contacts between Croatia and Ukraine will give a serious impetus to this direction", said Volodymyr Groysman, speaking about the Ukrainian-Croatian business forum, which starts on Monday.
In this regard, the Prime Minister of Ukraine suggested holding in 2017 the next meeting of the intergovernmental Ukrainian-Croatian Commission on trade and economic cooperation, headed from the Ukrainian side by Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze. This will allow us to determine urgent issues of bilateral agenda to be addressed, Volodymyr Groysman was quoted as saying.
The Head of Ukrainian Government also emphasized the need to use maximum opportunities of collaboration between Ukraine and Croatia in the military-technical sector.
He noted that a joint Ukrainian-Croatian Commission on military-technical cooperation had not met since 2011, and called for the restoration of its activity to concretize the areas for cooperation and to implement joint projects.
The meetings of the intergovernmental commissions in 2017 "will make cooperation between Ukraine and Croatia more intensive," summed up Volodymyr Groysman.