The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Masimov have discussed a number of infrastructure projects, which are open to the participation of Ukrainian producers.
KYIV, 8 Oct. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov discussed the issue of diversification of gas supplies to Ukraine, as well as a number of infrastructure projects, which are open to the participation of Ukrainian producers, reported in Thursday on the website of the Ukrainian leader.
Poroshenko and Minister of energy and coal industry went on a working visit to Kazakhstan, where they will stay until Friday.
“Petro Poroshenko and Karim Masimov have discussed a number of infrastructure projects, which are open to the participation of Ukrainian producers. In particular, projects in construction, engineering, oil and gas and agricultural industries. The President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan also discussed issues of diversification of gas supplies to Ukraine”, — stated in the message.
It is also reported that special attention was paid to the expansion of transport infrastructure for the transport of goods from Asia to Europe via Kazakhstan and Ukraine. We are talking about the project in the framework of the initiative “Economic belt “silk road” on the route of Western China — Western Europe.
According to the state statistics service of Ukraine, who leads the administration Poroshenko, in the first six months of 2015, total trade of Ukraine with the Republic of Kazakhstan amounted to 544,1 million dollars (decreased compared to the same period in 2014). Positive for Ukraine trade balance has been $ 237 million.
The idea of building a new “silk road” that would connect China with countries of Europe and to strengthen cooperation with Asia and Africa, the President of the PRC XI Jinping put forward in 2013. We are talking about creating a trade corridor for direct delivery of goods from East to West on favorable terms. China expects with this initiative to create a transport network from the Pacific ocean to the Baltic sea, to reduce barriers to trade and investment, to expand the system of settlements in national currencies.