On 1 – 2 March 2018, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman paid an official visit to the Republic of Latvia at the invitation of Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.
The Head of the Ukrainian Government held meetings with President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis and Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis.
The Latvian side reiterated that Latvia strongly supports the sovereignty of Ukraine and its territorial integrity.
The two countries agreed to intensify political dialogue and increase economic cooperation in the context of mutual trade, as well as joint projects on the markets of third countries. The Heads of Government placed an emphasis on opportunities for investment and innovation cooperation, notably in agricultural sector and logistics as promising areas of economic partnerships.
During a meeting with the Latvian business circles, the attendees stressed that Ukraine and Latvia can significantly step up their cooperation, both at the bilateral level and in the international arena. «With Latvia we have growing mutual trade indicators – we are reaching a sum worth USD 500 million. But it can be more», the Head of the Ukrainian Government stated. The reform policy being pushed forward by the Government allows expanding Ukraine’s economic potential and leveraging investments in various sectors, Volodymyr Groysman said.
On the outcomes of the talks, two international documents – the Protocol of Intentions between the Ministries of Education and Science of Ukraine and Latvia on the work of Ukrainian school in Riga, as well as the Main Agreement on cooperation between Riga Technical University and the National Technical University of Ukraine «Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute» were signed.