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  • Ihor Petrashko: The economic bloc with the European Union is of topmost importance
    Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, posted 06 October 2020 16:56

    Ukraine is bound to be part of the bloc of the European Union. Countries will not survive individually, except for the ultra-large, such as China or the United States. Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Ihor Petrashko told in an interview with "Economichna Pravda" (Economic Truth).

    "I am a staunch supporter of the European association, especially now, in times of economic blocs. The economic bloc with the European Union is extremely important. We will review it - strengthen it to increase the volume of trade in the vast majority of items," stressed the Minister.

    According to him, 5 years have passed since the signing of the Association Agreement, 5 years of the so-called stand still, when the conditions were not revised. So now it's a normal process, a review, the discussion begins.

    "Many European companies are already operating in Ukraine, and they want and understand that it is better for them to have a platform here, and they are already interested in free trade. So we already have our allies," Ihor Petrashko said.

    He added that representatives of European companies are interested in Ukraine.