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Shmyhal: Only one state is against the Ukrainian import plan

Sep 26, 2023

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has announced the signing of a resolution that introduces a mechanism for verifying and coordinating four groups of Ukrainian agricultural exports to five neighboring countries.

According to Yevropeiska Pravda, he said this at a government meeting on Tuesday.

According to him, on September 28, there will be the next meeting of the coordination platform for export and transit, where these proposals will be finalized so that the plan can take effect as soon as possible.

"Four countries have studied the Ukrainian plan, expressed their constructive comments and suggestions, and are ready for discussion. And only one country is against it. Unfortunately... We have no logical or economic explanation for this," Shmyhal said.

The Prime Minister said that the Ukrainian side is already preparing documents with Romania and Bulgaria for signing.


"These countries did not violate EU trade rules and the Association Agreement and did not impose unilateral restrictions," he said.

Shmyhal noted that Ukraine is ready for a constructive dialog on imports of its agricultural products.

"Our unity and our solidarity are relying on the dialogue, not on political games where the stakes are too high," the Prime Minister emphasized.

He also speculated that Ukrainian food harms Polish, Slovak, or Hungarian farmers.

Author - Olena Madiak, 26/09/2023

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