Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
He said that Ukraine was interested in an innovative approach to trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation.
"We need new Chinese technology and high-tech products. In turn, we are ready to provide Chinese entrepreneurs with interesting proposals in the exploration and mining of mineral resources, metallurgy, and the chemical industry."
The address notes that China has significant resources in this area and is conducting an active investment policy in many parts of the world, in particular, showing interest in the Ukrainian economy.
"Ukraine wants to use the current potential of bilateral trade, seeing it as a component of its attraction in trade flows between Asia and Europe and the strengthening of national transit potential. Ukraine and China now want to increase trade in the near future to $10 billion," reads the address.
The address to the parliament also says that the creation of foreign food bases, especially amid food crisis, is an important issue for China.
"That's why, our states have broad prospects for cooperation in the agricultural sector," Yanukovych said.