Sunday, 25 April 2010

Azarov, Prince Andrew discuss bilateral trade prospects

Ukraine and Great Britain are planning to increase the volume of trade between the countries, says Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

"Both countries are interested in improving the cooperation in trade," the prime minister said on Friday during a meeting with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, the UK's special representative for international trade and investment, the government's press service reported.

During the meeting, the two officials discussed energy issues, in particular, the agreement about the reduction of the price of Russian gas for Ukraine.

In addition, Azarov told Price Andrew about the government's plans to sign an association agreements and an agreement on free trade zone with the European Union before the end of 2010.

In turn, Prince Andrew said that British businessmen were interested in investing into the Ukrainian economy. The UK business could play an important role in investing in Ukraine and helping it to grow, he said.