Ukraine and Spain have discussed expanding cooperation in investment, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, transport infrastructure and tourism, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine has reported.
These issues were discussed during a meeting between Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture and Ukraine’s Trade Representative Taras Kachka and the State Secretary for Trade at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain, the co-chairman of the Spanish side of the Ukrainian-Spanish Mixed Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Industrial Cooperation, Xiana Mendez Bertolo.
“Ukraine and Spain have good prospects for the dynamic development of bilateral trade and economic relations. In particular, the Ukrainian-Spanish Mixed Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Industrial Cooperation is an important tool for successful cooperation. Ukraine is interested in further intensifying economic dialogue, attracting investments and increasing trade in agricultural products,” Kachka said.
At present, Spain ranks 6th in terms of bilateral trade in goods between Ukraine and European countries. For six months of this year, the volume of trade in goods and services between Ukraine and Spain amounted to $1,087.8 million, of which the export of Ukrainian goods and services totaled $721.6 million.
The parties discussed key agreements based on the results of the last meeting of the Ukrainian-Spanish Mixed Intergovernmental Commission, in particular, on promoting the expansion of cooperation in the fields of investments, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, transport infrastructure, tourism and climate change. (Ukrinform/Business World Magazine)
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