Groysman: Ukraine to Establish Free Trade Zone With Turkey and Israel by End of 2018
Ukraine currently exports agricultural products to 190 countries
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Ukraine might establish a free trade zone woth Turkey and Israel by the end of the current year, said Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman when congratulating farmers on their professional holiday on Nov. 15, Ukrinform reports.
“Speaking about the Ukrainian export of agricultural products, 190 countries of the world have trade relations with our agro-industrial complex, and our products are represented in these markets. Undoubtedly, it is very important for us to open new opportunities and new markets. I am deeply convinced that this year, we will complete the negotiations with Turkey and will be able to establish a free trade zone, and by the end of the year, even by the end of November, an agreement with Israel on a free market will be signed,” Groysman said.
The prime minister praised the work of Ukrainian farmers.
“You (farmers) form 17 percent of GDP, and due to your hands, your intelligence, your technologies, we are recognized all over the world,” Groysman said.