ISLAMABAD – Ukraine Ambassador to Pakistan Volodymyr Lakomov on Monday expressed readiness to extend cooperation in promoting agriculture and education sectors in Pakistan.
“Pakistan and Ukraine enjoy strong friendship bonds in the sectors like trade, economic, military, technical education and culture and we are ready to promote it in the fields of agriculture and education,” he said.
Both the countries were enjoying strong ties and taking further steps to increase the current volume of bilateral business and trade that were affected in the aftermath of Russian aggression, he said in an exclusive talk with APP here.
He said that Pakistan and Ukraine had always been supporting each other at the international as well as regional fora and this gesture of goodwill would continue to flourish in future.
Volodymyr said that he recently visited the Sahiwal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) to enhance bilateral collaborations with special regard to the business and trade sectors. “We are actively pursuing to enhance the bilateral collaborations at people to people level in various spheres of life,” he said.
Referring details about his visit to comparatively smaller chamber, the envoy said the purpose of his visit to Sahiwal was to attract maximum people especially of less-resourced areas to the main stream of bilateral trade and business. “We are making efforts to apprise Pakistani business communityabout the potential of investment in various sectors in Ukraine.”
Apprising about the open visa regime of Ukraine, he saidthat Pakistani businessmen could get business visas without any hurdlewhile the Ukrainian authorities would extend all possible facilitiesto the visitors.
The ambassador informing about the recent meeting of Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin with Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz held in China, he said that both the leaders discussed promotion of Ukrainian-Pakistani cooperation in trade and economic, military and technical, educational and cultural spheres.
He said that the two sides had agreed to intensify political dialogues between two states, adding that both sides were agreed to focus on enhancing cooperation between Ukrainian and Pakistani based business and trade organizations.
He laid emphasis on Ukraine’s interest in expanding cooperation with Asian countries on bilateral and multi lateral basis terming it as a valuable contribution to security and prosperity of this region. He said that Ukraine was determined to double the existing trade volume with Pakistan, bringing it to a billion dollar mark per annum.
Source: Daily Times