The presidents of Ukraine and Kazakhstan Petro Poroshenko and Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed on the phone the issues of economic cooperation between the 2 countries, as well as among them in the field of aviation.
"during the conversation the head of Ukraine expressed confidence that the free trade zone Ukraine-EU, which will go live on 1 January 2016, will open fresh opportunities for the revitalization of Ukrainian-Kazakh interaction, as well as among them of its investment component," - said on the first day of the week on the Internet office of the head of the Ukrainian country.
The two sides also agreed to accelerate preparations for planned for the fall of the official visit of Petro Poroshenko in Kazakhstan.
at the end of June last year, Ukraine finally signed an Association agreement with the EU, which includes the development of a free trade zone. In connection with the concerns of Russia and States of the Customs Union, transformed into the Eurasian economic Union, Ukraine's transition to an economic Association with the EU delayed until 2016.
Russia repeatedly warned that the Customs Union in the case of a Ukraine free trade area with the EU will need to take protective measures. Russia fears that once the FTA between Ukraine and the EU will work to the CU countries will rush goods from Europe at lower prices that would harm domestic manufacturers.