The Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Roman Leshchenko discussed with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Ukraine Darkhan Kaletayev the strengthening of cooperation between the countries in the field of agriculture.
During the meeting, the Minister received an invitation to visit Kazakhstan with a delegation of Ukrainian entrepreneurs to tackle possible projects with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Saparkhan Omarov.
"Prospects and directions of cooperation in the field of agriculture, which is one of the" drivers "of the development of Ukrainian-Kazakh cooperation, were discussed. We are currently working on the implementation of several large joint projects. I am confident that their implementation will bring cooperation to a qualitatively new level," Roman Leshchenko said.
Ukraine is successfully implementing a number of large joint projects in Kazakhstan in the sectors of meat and dairy farming, oilseeds processing, agricultural machinery, etc. For their part, Kazakh companies are interested in investing in crop production, storage and processing - several elevators and flour mills have already been built.
The Minister also outlined the main directions of cooperation in the agro-industrial complex between the countries. These include:
• Return of lost export markets (increasing turnover of agricultural products).
• Veterinary and phytosanitary areas.
• Opening of joint Kazakh-Ukrainian agricultural enterprises.
• Exchange of experience in the production of organic products.
"The pandemic has posed new challenges to governments - in particular, food security, so we can see a great interest of investors in cooperation with Ukraine, which posesses great potential in the agricultural sector," said the Minister.