Ukraine and China sign agreement on strategic partnership.

By bne IntelliNews June 21, 2011
Ukraine and China have reached agreement on establishment and development of strategic partnership. The relevant documents were signed by president Viktor Yanukovych and Chinas President Hu Jintao. The document provides for mutual support for the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of both countries, respect for the path to development chosen by each country, mutual non-use of force or threats of force, and mutual non-use of economic and other pressures. Moreover, Yanukovych said that Ukraine is ready to supply the necessary equipment for the construction of a gas pipeline from Russia to China, and if necessary, to participate in its construction. He noted that Ukraine was ready to become a reliable partner for China in the construction of pipelines. In addition, Ukraine is interested in the implementation of joint projects with China in the aircraft industry, Yanukovych said. In his opinion, Ukraine and China could be involved in the joint development of large and medium transport aircraft, a transport jet, as well as the joint production of An-70s, An-148s and An-158s. The president also thinks that in the sphere of the agro-industrial complex Ukraine and China have the opportunity to make agricultural machinery, build grain elevators and grow grain crops. Ukraine and China intend to create a Ukrainian-Chinese agricultural technological park.

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