Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion left for an official visit to Prague, where he will meet with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš on June 12 and co-chair the 8th meeting of the Ukrainian-Czech mixed intergovernmental commission on economic, industrial and scientific-technical cooperation.
On June 11, the Vice Prime Minister will discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation with the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Government of the Czech Republic Tomáš Hüner and meet with representatives of Czech business.
The Czech Republic is among important trade and economic partners of Ukraine in Europe. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, foreign trade turnover of goods and services between countries in 2017 amounted to USD 1.7 billion and grew by 29.2% as compared to 2016.
During the first quarter of 2018, the commodity turnover between Ukraine and the Czech Republic grew by 35% and amounted to USD 426.3 million. The balance is positive for Ukraine and is USD 9.1 million.