KyivPost

Azarov calling to increase trade with Canada

Print version
April 13, 2012, 6:01 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov

Ukraine and Canada need to work to increase bilateral trade to make full use of the potential of both countries, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said. At a meeting with Canada's International Cooperation Minister Beverley Oda, the Ukrainian prime minister said that trade between the two countries grew by 35.8% last year, the government's press service reported.

"This is a good figure. At the same time, the increase was only $500 million," Azarov said.

The trade between Ukraine and Lithuania, for instance, was $1.5 billion, which is three times as much as with Canada, the premier said.

"I believe that we still have to work to do," Azarov said.

He also urged the Canadian business to invest in the Ukrainian economy.
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

KyivPost

© 1995–2014 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the www.kyivpost.com material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at news@kyivpost.com
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.