Ukrainian Ambassador to Pakistan Volodymyr Lakomov said that Ukraine wanted to transfer its agro-science knowledge to Pakistan to develop the sector and further boost collaboration in the field.
The ambassador said that Ukraine was one of the largest grain producers having great experience in this field and wanted to promote agriculture sector as Pakistan was an agriculture country and majority of the population of the country depended on this important sector.
He said that both countries were enjoying the best relations hoping more agreements would be signed between the two countries in future.
“We strongly believe that there is a need to enhance trade between the two countries by focusing on diversification. In my opinion, trade potential exists as Ukraine – with its mining expertise, power generation, avionics and aerodynamics – can be a negotiating hub for transfer of technology to Pakistan”, he said.
The ambassador said that trade volume between Pakistan and Ukraine in 2015-2016 stood at $110 million, of which commodities worth $39.45 million were exported to Ukraine and Pakistan’s import stood at $70.34 million while having reached its historical maximum of around $0.5 billion in 2014. (World-Grain/Business World Magazine)