21 Jul 2023 12:29

Ukrainian FM discusses agricultural export during visit to Islamabad

MOSCOW. July 21 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba visited Islamabad, where he gained Pakistan's support for the continuation of Ukrainian grain export via the Black Sea.

Kuleba's trip was the first ever official visit by a Ukrainian foreign minister to Pakistan, Ukrainian media said, citing the press service for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

Kuleba was received by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahhbaz Sharif and held talks with Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The Ukrainian minister thanked Pakistan for its readiness to join international efforts to renew the Black Sea Grain Initiative and to search for a solution that would help continue Ukrainian grain exports.

The two countries' foreign ministers also discussed steps to intensify bilateral cooperation. They agreed to hold political consultations of the Foreign Ministries in the near future and to expedite preparations for the inaugural meeting of the Ukrainian-Pakistani commission for economic cooperation.

"Ukraine is interested in enhancing bilateral trade, in developing mutually beneficial projects in public services digitization, machine building and agriculture and in deepening cooperation in the field of education," Kuleba said.