21 July 2011
Ukraine will implement a number of joint projects in agriculture with the Netherlands, Ukrainian Agricultural Policy and Food Minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk has said live on TV, the ministry's press service has reported.
Among the priorities is the development of dairy farming, vegetable growing and greenhouse industry, he said.
"One of the main priorities in our cooperation is the joint development of dairy farming. The Netherlands has currently become in fact a center of innovation in this field. Therefore, our cooperation can be extremely effective," Prysiazhniuk said.
He said that at a meeting with Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation Henk Bleker, the sides had discussed the prospects of bilateral cooperation and the creation of a free trade area between Ukraine and the EU.
Dutch farmers who express a desire to work in this field in Ukraine will be able to receive the necessary package of services from the state, Prysiazhniuk said.