Ukraine intends to resume and expand agricultural exports, attract Chinese investment in agricultural, industrial and technology parks in Ukraine, infrastructure and energy projects.
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna made this statement during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Fan Xianrong on Septemeber 7, 2020.
"90% of corn imported by China in 2019 was of Ukrainian origin. We do not relax our efforts and strive to create even more opportunities for Ukrainian business to export to China, as well as re-export to other countries, in particular through free customs zones in China. This applies to products such as cereals, meat, fish, eggs, berries and fruits, dairy products, vegetable oils, confectionery and alcoholic beverages, animal feed components and other products. We are currently discussing this with our Chinese partners," Olha Stefanishyna stressed.
The sides discussed further cooperation in investment projects, in particular, the development of:
- industrial parks specializing in storage, processing, transhipment of food products;
- technology parks for the development and integration of production and processing of agricultural products;
- investment projects in the field of transport infrastructure and energy, expanding the list of such projects under the initiative of China "One Belt One Road".