President Viktor Yanukovych believes that the current trade turnover between Ukraine and Cuba has the potential to grow substantially, he said during a Ukrainian-Cuban business forum in Havana, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych. "We have come to greatly intensify our trade and economic relations," Viktor Yanukovych said.

According to him, Ukraine attaches great importance to further developing bilateral relations with Cuba, which we are linked to with long-term friendly relations and successful cooperation.

"I hope that my visit to Cuba consolidates our achievements so far and creates preconditions for bringing Ukrainian-Cuban relations to a qualitatively new level of mutually beneficial partnership," Viktor Yanukovych said. He also drew attention to the fact that Cuba is now improving its national economy model and has reached some progress in this area. "In my opinion, this is a favorable factor for the expansion of presence of Ukrainian and Cuban enterprises on the markets of our countries," the President said.

He also expressed hope that the Ukrainian-Cuban business forum will be a success, contributing to the increase in bilateral trade and investment between Ukraine and Cuba.