May 14, 2017, First Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv has attended the High-Level Dialogue Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation hosted by the People’s Republic of China in Beijing.
While delivering his speech, Stepan Kubiv noted that Ukraine plays an extremely important role in developing trade relations between Asia and Europe.
“Routes from the East to the West and from the North to the South pass through Ukraine, thus makes the country an important geographical and geo-economical partner of the global project “One Belt, One Road”. The factor of interdependence and complementarity of the economies of international partners which was designed to ensure fruitful collaboration between states and forms the concept of this important project,” accentuated the First Vice Prime Minister.
Moreover, he also stressed that participation of Ukraine in the aforesaid project will boost trade with all foreign partners countries, stimulate bilateral investment flows as well as contribute to integrated and sustainable developing of economies.
“It would open up opportunities to increase economic and technical cooperation and to unlock potential in the field of trade and investment, to create environment for inclusive and sustainable development in three dimensions - economic, social and environmental in a balanced and comprehensive way”, said Stepan Kubiv in his statement.