Tuesday, April 14, 2009

President holds consultative meeting on situation in agriculture

Within the framework of his visit to Kyiv region President Victor Yushchenko held consultative meeting dedicated to financial state of agricultural enterprises and situation in animal husbandry.

Participants of the meeting were Minister for Agrarian Policy Yuriy Melnyk, National Bank Chairman Volodymyr Stelmakh, Deputy Chief of President's Staff Oleksandr Shlapak and Heads of Regional Administrations.

At the meeting sides discussed current state and development of agriculture in Ukraine as well as issues and mistakes in state agricultural policy.

Victor Yushchenko suggested that participants of the meeting made their suggestions to a draft presidential decree on measures aimed at improving the situation in agriculture. The measures would include increasing competitiveness of Ukrainian agriculture with regard to our country’s membership in the WTO and fighting global economic crisis impact on the sector.