Ukraine, Croatia resume work of commission on trade and economic cooperation

Ukraine, Croatia resume work of commission on trade and economic cooperation

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Ukraine and Croatia, after more than a five-year break, are resuming the work of the joint Ukrainian-Croatian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, which will hold a meeting in Zagreb on April 16.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said this after a meeting with Croatia Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic as part of the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, according to the government portal.

"I hope that bilateral economic relations will be intensified. This should be assisted by a meeting of the joint Ukrainian-Croatian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation that will take place in Zagreb on April 16," she said.

She said that a successful example of the participation of Croatian businesses in Ukrainian projects was Crosco, a company that signed in August 2017 two contracts with Ukraine's state company Ukrgazvydobuvannia totaling EUR 47 million for oil exploration operations in Poltava region.

Klympush-Tsintsadze thanked Croatia for continuing support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and its European choice, highly appreciated the support by Croatia of the UN General Assembly resolution on the situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and welcomed the start of the bilateral working group on assistance to Ukraine. 

Plenkovic, in turn, noted that Croatia was ready to deepen its cooperation with Ukraine in all spheres. 

"Trade and economic cooperation is especially important. The resumption of the work of the intergovernmental commission is an effective tool for this," he said.

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