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Ukraine and Jordan Expand Agricultural Cooperation

by 5m Editor
19 April 2012, at 8:13am

UKRAINE & JORDAN - Ukraine and Jordan have strengthened bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector, reports the press service of Ukraine's Ministry of Agriculture and Food Policy.

The two countries have signed an agreement regarding construction of elevator facilities in Jordan, which would increase the supply of grain in the country as well as the neighbouring states.

The agreement was reached during the state visit of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych to Amman, Jordan.

Ukraine also reached an agreement with the Kingdom of Jordan to increase its supply of poultry meat and by-products.

In addition, both countries have settled to boost cooperation between their scientific and research institutions. The parties were particularly enthusiastic to create joint programs for studying hazardous diseases in poultry and animals; sharing breeding materials. Scientists from both countries are also interested in mutual introduction of plant protection technology.

Jordan and Ukraine set out to develop national economies through mutual projects, said the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych at the bilateral business forum in Amman, Jordan.

The leaders of Jordan and Ukraine expressed their commitment to enhance bilateral partnership through economic, political, military, technical, legal and humanitarian cooperation.

The second meeting of the Joint Jordanian-Ukrainian Committee on trade and economic cooperation (2-3 April 2012, Amman) helped activate the relations between the two countries and both Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, King of Jordan, and the Ukrainian president expressed their satisfaction over its outcomes.

President Yanukovych noted that construction of power plants that run on alternative energy sources - solar, wind etc. - could be a field for cooperation.

He mentioned that Ukrainian energy engineering companies were reputable in Jordan and therefore could be selected to participate in similar projects.

As for other areas of possible cooperation, Jordan has a lot of potential to involve highly experienced Ukrainian engineers in the grain storage facilities construction projects, as well as metallurgy, goods manufacturing, production of food and agricultural produce. Ukrainian considers Jordan an important Middle Eastern Partner. The President of Ukraine also said that the country was interested in bilateral cooperation in the areas of aviation, space, engineering, electricity, transport, agriculture, as well the military, scientific and technical areas.