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Ukraine and China to Partner for Euro 2012 Improvements

27. October 2009 by James 0 Comments

In a summit meeting held Tuesday in Kiev, the Ukraine and China agreed to begin bilateral developments in preparation for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.  Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and China's Deputy Premier Zhang Dejiang agreed that the scope of the projects would include aircraft construction, automotive manufacturing, the power industry and agriculture.


Agreements were also signed for mutual understanding to develop trade and economic cooperation. In addition, the two nations signed agreements to jointly develop and build the L-15 aircraft in the Ukraine, and to a joint automobile venture between OJSC AvtoZAZ and China's Chery auto company.


Since many of the Ukraine’s major corporations participated in the meeting, Tymoshenko took it as  a positive sign that the nation is committed to the UEFA EURO 2012 preparations and starting the infrastructure projects with Chinese assistance.


Zhang Dejiang stated that China understands the importance of the UEFA EURO 2012 projects to Ukrainian people since the Chinese people had such pride in hosting last year’s Summer Olympics. He went on to add that the China will recommend its top corporations for the joint infrastructure projects.