Ukraine, Germany to open chamber of commerce and industry
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said that Ukraine and Germany would open a joint chamber of commerce and industry in autumn 2016.
According to the presidential press service, during a meeting with the state secretaries of German federal ministries, who arrived in Ukraine as part of the German government's mission to provide Ukraine with assistance in reform implementation, Poroshenko thanked Germany for its financial and technical aid to Ukraine.
"The head of state called on German businesses to use benefits from the EU-Ukraine free trade area envisaged by the Association Agreement more actively. He noted that Ukraine takes interest in the strengthening of Germany's economic and investment presence and expressed the hope that bilateral trade relations would extend," reads the statement.
The president also stressed that the chamber of commerce and industry of Ukraine and Germany, which is due to open in autumn 2016, would become an important tool for the strengthening of cooperation between the countries.