Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk, Canada's Manitoba sign mutual understanding memo

The Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration and the Government of Canada's Manitoba province have signed Wednesday a memorandum of mutual understanding.

On the part of Dnipropetrovsk, the document was signed by Governor Viktor Bondar, who is staying among the Ukrainian delegation in Canada within the framework of President Viktor Yushchenko's official visit.

The agreement on cooperation between the regions is based on strong bilateral ties, and envisages further development of mutually beneficial trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural relations, press and information department of the regional state administration reported. Dnipropetrovsk region and Manitoba will maintain contacts in the field of industry and agriculture, creating favorable conditions for investments.

Currently, Ukraine's limited liability company Agro-Soyuz production enterprise, LLC Agro-Soyuz company, JSC Agro-Soyuz of Dnipropetrovsk region are developing foreign trade with Manitoba. According to Dnipropetrovsk customs, last year regional enterprises purchased from Manitoba goods worth almost UAH 0.5 million.