On April 29, within the framework of the Seventh Session of the Ukrainian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Ihor Petrashko met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development, Labor and Technology of the Republic of Poland, Chairman of the Polish part of the Commission Jarosław Gowin.
The parties discussed a wide range of issues, including the state and prospects of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, strengthening European integration, increasing investment, improving the business climate and many others.
"Trade cooperation with Poland is a strategically important area for Ukraine. Poland ranks 2nd in terms of bilateral trade in goods among Ukraine's trading partners. Since the beginning of the year, we have seen an 8% increase in trade in goods, despite some difficulties related to the global pandemic. That is, we maintain positive dynamics. We are absolutely convinced that Ukraine and Poland have a huge potential that has not yet been fully realized, so we are ready for further active cooperation and strengthening of our cooperation," said Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Ihor Petrashko.
One of the important instruments of bilateral cooperation in the economic sphere is the Ukrainian-Polish Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, which has just held a meeting. During the meeting, the whole range of issues of bilateral cooperation of mutual interest was considered, including sectoral cooperation in certain areas.
The Polish side expressed support for the reforms in the Ukrainian economy that are currently underway and will bring positive changes. Poland also fully supports Ukraine's aspirations for European integration and is ready to share its experience in this matter.