Ukraine counting on WTO support in resuming agricultural exports – PM Shmyhal

Ukraine counting on WTO support in resuming agricultural exports – PM Shmyhal

Ukraine is counting on the support of the World Trade Organization in resuming agricultural exports.

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this at a meeting with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in Kyiv, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Telegram channel of the head of government.

“I thanked the WTO for its political support and assistance in overcoming the challenges posed by Russia, which is provoking a global food crisis. I called for increased international pressure to restore the Grain Initiative,” Shmyhal noted.

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He stressed that Ukraine will be thankful for WTO assistance in humanitarian demining.

According to the Prime Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stressed the importance of unblocking the grain corridor. The WTO director-general also highly praised the Ukrainian program for supporting small and medium-sized businesses, which helps create jobs in Ukraine.

"I was glad to hear that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala supports the eRobota programme and is ready to help with fundraising for grants," Shmyhal added.

As reported, WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala visited Ukraine on August 17.

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