A girl looks at gold fish for sale at a night market in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Fresh from its success in co-hosting the Euro 2012 football tournament, Ukraine is setting its sights on Malaysia for a stronger trade relationship.
Topping the agenda is a visit by President Viktor Yanukovych which is expected to take place early next year. This will be the maiden visit of a Ukrainian president to Malaysia. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the last Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine in 2003.
The republic's Ambassador to Malaysia Ihor Humennyi says President Yanukovych will be accompanied by a business entourage. Bilateral trade with Ukraine, Europe's second largest country with a population of 46 million, totalled about US $ 600 million (RM1.86 bil) last year, up from RM1.49 bil in 2010.