The U.S. Ambassador urged Ukraine to become an agricultural superpower

Ukraine should become an agricultural superpower, said the U.S. Ambassador in Kiev Geoffrey Pyatt at the signing ceremony of the agreement on investment by Cargill $100 million grain terminal in Yuzhny port.

“Ukraine is one of the largest agricultural producers in the world, but it has become an agricultural superpower,” he said (quoted by “112 Ukraine”). According to him, Ukraine is concentrated about a quarter of the world black soil. In 2015, exports of agricultural products reached $14.5 billion and accounted for 40% of total Ukrainian exports, said the Ambassador, with these figures can be doubled.

In turn, the Ukrainian Prime Minister noted that investments in the construction of the terminal is “another confirmation of the Ukrainian-American friendship” (quoted by TASS).

Ukraine and the United States on Wednesday signed an agreement on investing $100 million in the construction of the grain terminal in the Ukrainian sea commercial port of Yuzhny in Odessa region. The investor was American food company Cargill. The Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Andriy Pivovarsky during the signing of the agreement said that American money will create 350 new jobs in Ukraine.

Start terminal scheduled for 2017.