Ukraine wants deeper ties with Latvian agriculture sector

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Ukraine has an active interest in developing deeper ties and cooperation with Latvia’s agricultural businesses, Agriculture Minister Jānis Dūklavs announced in a press release following his two-day visit to Kyiv Wednesday.

“During the past year Ukraine has become more active in pursuing cooperation with Latvia in the grain, milk processing, forestry and wood processing industries,” Dūklāvs said after meeting with Ukrainian officials this week.

Together with Chernihiv regional governor Mikola Zverev, Dūklāvs visited several companies from northern Ukraine’s farming, dairy, grain and forestry sectors during his working visit Monday and Tuesday.

The Ukrainian interest in Latvia extends to its grain silo facilities and commercial ports, which could help Ukrainian farmers and enterprises export grains and other agricultural goods.

“War is war, but farmers across Ukraine continue to work in full swing in spite of everything, people are working really hard. Ukraine is very interested in our ports, grain elevators and the opportunity to export grain to Latvia. It would be an excellent perspective for bilateral cooperation, taking into account the fertility of Ukrainian soil and its plentiful harvests,” said the minister.

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