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 Ukraine, Germany set strategic goal to increase joint trade turnover to 10 billion euros, – Ukraine's PM at meeting with Merkel. PHOTOS

Ukraine and Germany have set an overriding priority to build up their mutual trade turnover to 10 billion euros against the current $8 billion a year and are finalizing preparations for the Third German-Ukrainian Forum in Berlin.

Such opportunities were discussed by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting on Nov. 1, Censor.NET reports citning the government press office.

Germany is one of the strategic partners of Ukraine in the political and economical planes, as well as one of the largest humanitarian donors for Ukraine.

The PM expressed gratitude to Germany and, personally, Angela Merkel for her leadership in strengthening stability in Ukraine, overcoming extremely serious challenges, for her personal and consistent position regarding the protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the fundamental principles of international law.

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"Merkel's previous visit to Ukraine took place 4 years ago - in August 2014. And since then, Ukraine has changed considerably, in particular due to the support of the German Government," government press office quoted Hroisman as saying.

"Fundamental reforms are underway in public administration, in the social sphere - education, healthcare, energy sectors, primarily in the sector of efficient consumption of resources. Decentralization is deepening as well," the head of the Ukrainian government said.

"We focus on financial stability, economic growth. And [with the country being] on this path, the German business is coming to Ukraine more vigorously. And our bilateral trade is shows sustained growth. I think that in the next few years we can achieve 10 billion euros worth bilateral trade. I would be glad to take part in the Third Business Forum between our countries in late November," the PM said.

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Hroisman placed a special emphasis on the fact that the Ukrainian economy demonstrates a strong growth and it needs to be accelerated. The Ukrainian official invited the German business to intensify cooperation and take an active part in the privatization process.

"Our relations are now at a high level and they have a good prospect", Hroisman said.

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Source: the press office of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

"I am glad to visit your country again and see what has changed over the last four years. We have really close and friendly relations. Germany advocates and stands for the preservation of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the promotion of economic development. We will discuss our further joint plans in-depth at the business forum in late November", the German chancellor said in her turn.

Germany ranks fourth among the major investors in the Ukrainian economy. The total investment exceeds $1.7 billion. Ukraine's primary exports to Germany are electric equipment, agricultural products, agro-processing products, ores and metal products, wood, engineering products and a range of services. Import structure: industrial goods, energy resources, pharmaceuticals, and products of the chemical industry.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3094721
 
 
 
 
 
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