The Company "Ty i Pravo" took part in celebration the anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China

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The celebration was headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine Du Wei, The Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Cubiv, the Second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, the Deputy Prime Minister Hennady Zubko.

The first welcoming speech came from the Ninth Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Mr. Du Wei. In particular, he noted that Ukraine and China are strategic partners with a long history.

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Du Wei, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Ukraine:

"A healthy and stable development of bilateral relations is based on the prudence and correct management of the leaders of the two countries. Perhaps you already know that this morning the Chairman of China Mr. Xi Jinping and the President of Ukraine Mr. Poroshenko held a formal meeting in Davos. This is an another important meeting between leaders of the two countries after a friendly conversation at the nuclear security Summit in Washington last year".

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According to him, cooperation between the two countries has great potential. In particular, China for five years kept the status of the second trading partner of Ukraine. The volume of bilateral trade between China and Ukraine in 2015 amounted to over 7.1 billion US dollars (which is 30 times more than at the beginning of relations). Between independent Ukraine and China  transactions worth 2,400 million dollars of exchange were signed. More than $ 7 billion of a loan was granted to Ukraine. In 2016, more than 25,000 Chinese tourists visited Ukraine. 48 provinces and cities of our two countries established friendly relations. 50 universities have signed cooperation agreements. Currently, around 12,000 foreign Chinese people and students are working and studying in Ukraine.

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Stepan Cubiv, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Economic Development and Trade:

"Today the dates matched: Ukraine celebrates the Old New Year, and China - the feast of the New Year. It is not by accident. I am grateful to fate and wisdom of the Chinese and Ukrainian peoples who were able to build relationship - including in culture and traditions. Governments, the Presidents of the two countries created the conditions for cooperation, which today guarantee a great perspective for its development. I am also grateful to Mr. Ambassador, who managed for a short time to reformat relations between Ukrainian and Chinese business".

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Hennady Zubko, The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing Ukraine:

"Ukraine is open to new technologies, for those industries that are ready to promote Ukrainian products with Chinese investors in Europe. This year there have been made a lot, there was opened a new transport route to China, and several Middle East countriesis already want to join this way and it is very important to us. "

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According to Gennady Zubko, this year it managed to stop the decline of trade volume. For 9 months trade volume rate was 4.8 billion, which showed 1.5 percent growth, comparing with a fall in 2014, 2015.

This allows the implementation of joint structural interventions - for energy, road construction, agriculture and others.

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At the end of the meeting the guests were greeted by The orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine.

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