Medvedev: Russian-Ukrainian relations must not come down to gas price
There are also other values "that one should learn to handle and develop in the correct manner," he said.
Over the past year, since the first forum was held, the inter-regional relations between the two countries have strengthened significantly, the president said.
Nineteen Russian regions account for 90% of the bilateral trade, which by Aug. 1 stood at $33 billion and will exceed $50 billion by the end of 2011, Medvedev said.
Whereas Russia is Ukraine's main trade partner, Ukraine is Russia's fourth biggest trade partner, he added.
At the inter-regional level, agreements are adopted within very short periods of time, which is something to learn from when signing inter-state and inter-governmental agreements, the president said.
"Of course, we must not stop at our achievements, because the potential for growth, trade and bilateral cooperation is significant," the president said.
Читайте об этом на www.kyivpost.ua
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.comments powered by Disqus