Ukraine, Malta interested in developing common logistics, investment cooperation
18.10.2017 15:36 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Ukraine and Malta pledge readiness to develop common logistics capabilities, in part., creation of a special hub for Ukrainian agricultural exporting companies with the further possibility of African market entry and the strengthening of production and investment cooperation. Corresponding
arrangements were made within the yesterday meeting of Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groisman with President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (who had arrived with an official visit to Ukraine), Government Portal reports.
As to the report, within the meeting Groisman placed a special emphasis to the fact that Ukraine and Malta had recently intensified cooperation. Landmark political decisions for Ukraine, such as completion of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens, were achieved during Maltese Presidency of the European Union.
As to Groisman, the largest promising areas of cooperation between the two countries are construction, energy, energy efficiency, tourism, information technologies, and agriculture in terms of food shipments. Also, significant potential is the development of transit capabilities of both countries. It was agreed that governments of both countries will work out the possibility of establishing direct flights that will contribute to the creation of necessary preconditions for activation of bilateral business cooperation.
«We praise the readiness of our chambers of commerce and industry to establish a bilateral permanent Cooperation Council in the field of modern technologies and services,» the Prime Minister noted.
Groisman assured that Ukraine is on the path of reform, and certain successes have already been achieved. Ukraine is putting into practice educational and pension reforms, medical reform is on the agenda
In turn, the President of Malta assured that her country was and will be a friend of Ukraine. Moreover, the idea of establishing a Cooperation Council will enable two countries to enhance domestic economic development and to deepen investment cooperation.