June 19, 2018

China (中国) Today

Events Review (11.06–17.06.2018)



IV. The State and Prospects of Cooperation Between the PRC and Ukraine

Since the beginning of June 2018 series of events was held in Kyiv to summarize and determine the prospects for cooperation between China and Ukraine.


In particular, on June 8, 2018, there was a round table discussion themed “The New Silk Road: Potential for Ukraine” was organized by the Ukrainian Institute of the Future and the Ukrainian Association of Sinologists. During the event, were discussed Ukraine's role in the Chinese initiative “The Belt and Road”, geopolitical and geo-economic prospects of China's presence in Ukraine and the potential of the bilateral economic cooperation between the parties.

At this, confidence was expressed in Ukraine's ability to become an active participant in “The Belt and Road” due to its wide range of opportunities for developing cooperation with the participants of the Chinese initiative. Among them were mentioned its transit, industrial and agricultural potentials. Besides, as Ukraine's advantage was named its Association Agreement with the EU, which allows it to become a “bridge” between China and the European Union.


In turn, on June 14–15, 2018, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, an international cultural-educational forum “Silk Road International Summit Forum 2018: Ukraine-China Education & Culture” was held. The event was attended by teachers, scientists and students from higher education institutions (universities) of Ukraine and China. They discussed plans for interaction between Ukrainian and Chinese universities in the fields of science, technology, medicine, agriculture, industry and arts. The main outcome of the forum was confirmation of the readiness of the parties to continue cooperation in all of these spheres within the framework of the already concluded agreements, as well as new ones.


The article is available in Ukrainian