Trade between Ukraine and Germany grew by almost 23% last year - Poroshenko


In 2017, a bilateral trade between Ukraine and Germany increased by almost 23%.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said this after a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the press service of the head of the Ukrainian state informed.

"Today, the German president is on an official visit to Ukraine. In the coming days, we expect a visit of the foreign minister. I think that this shows a positive nature of relations between Ukraine and Germany," Poroshenko said.

The head of the Ukrainian state stressed: "I can say that we worked well in the economy. Last year, we had a huge increase in bilateral trade. It grew by almost 23%".

"This is one of the record figures among many countries. I think that this is the result of the full implementation of the Association Agreement, including DCFTA, when both Ukrainian and German commodity producers have unhindered access to the markets. This leads to a significant increase in the volume of mutual trade, which, as I was informed by the first vice prime minister of the Ukrainian government, already reaches 8 billion euros. I think this is a very encouraging figure," Poroshenko said.

According to the president, the intensity of contacts that took place in recent days emphasizes the unique nature of Ukrainian-German relations.


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