Ukraine to provide fertilizer aid for Cuba
Ukraine would provide thousands...
Ukraine would provide thousands of tons of mineral fertilizer to Cuba in an aid package, Emergency Minister Viktor Baloga said Wednesday, according to Xinhua.
"The government decided to allocate approximately 79 million Ukrainian hryvnyas (about 10 million U.S. dollars), which is the equivalent of 20,000 tons of fertilizer," Baloga told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
Ukraine would buy fertilizer directly from the Odessa port plant, Baloga said.
Ukraine and Cuba established diplomatic relations in 1992. The bilateral ties were further strengthened following Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych`s visit to Cuba last October.
During the three-day visit, the two countries inked a memorandum of understanding and several protocols to boost cooperation in transport, education, science, culture and sports in the coming years.
According to Ukrainian authorities, trade between the two registered 2 percent year-on-year growth to 26.4 million dollars in 2011.