The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Ratas have signed an Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on Technical and Financial Cooperation. The relevant agreement was signed by the Heads of Government during a video conference on November 27.
The Agreement will apply to all technical and financial assistance programs and projects implemented in Ukraine and financed in whole or in part by the Republic of Estonia.
"The Аgreement is designed to create a favorable framework for further cooperation and implementation of new projects between Ukraine and Estonia. This document will consolidate our good intentions, prospects and priorities. This will be one of the landmark steps for our states providing us the opportunity to advance our partnership," Denys Shmyhal commented on the signing of the document.
For his part, the Prime Minister of Estonia stressed that after the signing of this Agreement, cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Estonia will reach a new quality level, and Estonia will be able to provide more practical assistance to Ukraine.
During the online meeting, Denys Shmyhal and Jüri Ratas also discussed deepening cooperation in the trade, economic and cybersecurity spheres.
Denys Shmyhal noted that Ukraine seeks to maximize the intensification of Ukrainian-Estonian trade and economic cooperation, as this area has significant potential.
"Ukraine is also interested in participating in the Three Seas Initiative and counts on the support of the Republic of Estonia in this direction," said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
The Head of the Government of Ukraine noted that another vector of development of bilateral cooperation could be cooperation in energy.
"It is promising to start a dialogue on partnership in the production and use of green hydrogen, in particular in the transport and industrial spheres," stressed Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked Estonia for its consistent support for Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
For his part, Prime Minister Jüri Ratas noted that Ukraine is one of the most important partners for Estonia. And the Republic of Estonia is interested in strengthening cooperation with Ukraine in the field of education, sports and public administration reform.