'The Ukrainian market is growing. I want to congratulate us all on the first official trade individual opening of the U.S. mission to Ukraine, which is a landmark. During 2018, the bilateral trade grew by 16 percent and made almost $2.6 billion; the export to the U.S. increased by 32 percent; the import from the U.S. increased by 11 percent. We are talking about the depth and systematic transformation of Ukraine and the path of structural reforms aiming for the improvement of the investment climate,' he said.
'The relations between Ukraine and the U.S. today at the level of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of the U.S. Donald Trump are as close as never before,' he emphasized.
Kubiv also noted that during the last two years, especially 2018, Ukraine and the U.S. reached the entirely new level of the cooperation in economic, political and energy spheres.
As we reported, in the near future, Ukraine and Belarus will create a working group to improve the mutual trade between the two countries.
The first session of the joint commission on the extension of the Agreement on the Free Trade between Ukraine and Canada took place on October 19.