The challenges faced by Ukraine due to the war and the implementation of projects within the framework of bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Germany were the topics of discussion during a meeting between Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, and Cem Ozdemir, German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture.
Mykola Solskyi emphasized that one of the important problems was the deliberate slowing down of the grain corridor. As a result, the number of ships being inspected daily has halved over the past month.
Besides, due to the targeted attacks of the russian army on energy infrastructure, farmers, like all residents of Ukraine, have problems with supplying their facilities and households with electricity, the minister added.
In addition, Mykola Solskyi thanked Cem Ozdemir for the generators that Germany had provided to Ukraine and for the unequivocal and permanent position in support of Ukraine.
Cem Ozdemir, in turn, noted the work that Ukraine had done to harmonize its legislation with that of the EU despite the war. In particular, in the sector of geographical indications, origin of alcoholic beverages and food products, pesticide management. As well as in compliance with the requirements for genetic technologies, winemaking and plant health, etc. The German Minister assured that his country was ready to provide Ukraine with expertise in the field of Ukraine’s European integration.
The parties also discussed the implementation of projects within the framework of bilateral cooperation. In particular, they touched upon the agro-political dialog, which involves exchange of experts. (Government portal/Business World Magazine)