Ukraine will enhance economic and trade relations with its traditional partners and support Ukrainian–Vietnamese joint-venture enterprises, announced Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara.

At a March 5 meeting of officials from the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Kiev , Kozhara said through its overseas diplomatic and trade missions, Ukraine will boost economic and trade ties with its traditional trading partners including Canada , Israel , Turkey and Serbia , and back the country’s enterprises to produce goods with Vietnamese and Columbian firms.

He also unveiled the country’s priority policies on boosting economic cooperation with European Union (EU) member states and defining the forms of its relation with the Custom Union that includes Russia , Belarus and Kazakhstan .

Kozhara highly valued the Ukraine–EU meeting on February 25 in Brussels which he said paved the way for the country to sign cooperative agreements with the EU and the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with relevant sides.-VNA