The systematic development of mutually beneficial trade and economic relations in the agriculture sphere as well the increase of commodity exchange is of paramount importance for both Ukraine and Azerbaijan. This was stated by Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi during a meeting with the delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan led by Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev.
“Ukraine is a powerful player in the system of providing global food security. The agro-industrial complex of our country is not demonstrating boost of production, but also growth of exports. I believe that we have all prerequisites to enhance trade turnover between Ukraine and Azerbaijan”, said Taras Kutovyi.
The Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine informed the interlocutors on the progress of reforms in Ukraine, in particular, state support to agricultural producers, a land reform, privatization of state-owned enterprises, ensuring sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, development of the organic market.
"Production of the Ukrainian farmers is gaining popularity on foreign markets from year to year. This proves the high quality and competitiveness of Ukrainian products. I think that it (production) would also satisfy the demands of customers in Azerbaijan," noted Taras Kutovyi.
In turn, the Azerbaijan officials expressed interest in increasing trade turnover with Ukraine both improving quantity and enlarging of nomenclature of supplies. Namely, Ukraine will export sunflower oil, grains, soy, corn, meat, chocolate while it will import vegetables, hazelnuts, wine, tea and other goods.
The delegation from Azerbaijan highlighted the willingness to participate in investment projects in the agrarian sector of Ukraine.