Ukraine exports goods and services worth USD 11.2 billion to EU in H1, 2018
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted achievements of the country over the year of validity of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, during this period the EU became the largest trading partner of Ukraine.
"Exactly one year ago, the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU fully came into effect ... Today we have the first results. The countries of the European Union have become the largest trade partners of Ukraine - the share of the EU in Ukraine's foreign trade has reached 42%. In the first half of the year, we exported goods and services worth USD 11.2 billion to the EU, which is almost USD 2 billion more than in the same period last year," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.
The head of state assured that Ukraine will further deepen not only trade and economic, but also sectoral and political integration of Ukraine into the EU.
"Our task is to bring this case to the end, to ensure Ukraine's full membership in the European Union. As a president, I will make every effort to do this. As I promised, I will submit to the Verkhovna Rada a bill on stipulating our policy of joining the EU and NATO in the Constitution of Ukraine," he specified.
Poroshenko also thanked the pro-European parliamentary majority, the government and the civil society for active efforts to implement the agreement.
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