Ukraine and China pledge readiness to intensify cooperation on projects in agriculture, energy and infrastructure spheres. The relevant bilateral agreements were reached during a meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman with Executive Chairman of the Board of China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) Mr. Sun Bai in Kyiv on Wednesday.
During the meeting Mr. Sun Bai stressed there exists high interest of China in Ukrainian agricultural sector thereby for today there are plans to create a first China's modernized agricultural park in Ukraine as well as to hold Ukrainian-Chinese agricultural forum in September in Beijing, and later in Kiev. The interlocutors stressed that aforesaid format of collaboration will enhance cooperation both at the national and corporative level.”It is vitally important for our States to change the state of the economy. We are committed to develop deep processing of Ukrainian agricultural raw materials into finished commodity," stressed during the meeting the Prime Minister.
Apart from that, the Chinese side has expressed interest in projects pertaining to solar energy development, housing and infrastructure.
Volodymyr Groysman commended the plans of CMEC regarding investing in Ukraine and proposed to create a joint working group to elaborate a detailed step-by-step approach for each project. He drew attention to the fact that the preparation of projects is of great importance, because Kyiv and Beijing have already experienced unrealized initiatives through low-quality preparatory work.
"I'm interested to ensure our joint projects to be successful. I am committed to spare no effort to create the conditions for the effectiveness of our cooperation. China is our principal economic partner, and we express strong intention to continue developing our partnership,” urged the Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Groysman also expressed the hope to boost commodity turnover between the countries and to enhance cooperation in the future, adding that the future visits between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the People's Republic of China will contribute to aforesaid cooperation.