On February 26, 2014, Mr. Victor Mayko, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, received Mr. Zhang Xiyun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine.
During the meeting the parties discussed the current state of the Ukrainian-Chinese relations of strategic partnership, of trade and economic cooperation and the implementation of agreements in the fields of energy, agriculture, infrastructure development etc.
The Ambassador of China stated that currently there were no problems between Ukraine and China that could negatively affect further development of the two states interaction. The Chinese diplomat made a special emphasis on the willingness of the official Beijing to further develop strategic partnership with Ukraine and stressed the readiness to continue mutually beneficial bilateral projects in agriculture, energy and other areas.
In the context of yesterday's information in some electronic media that China allegedly demanded from Ukraine to return the loan of 3 billion USD for the supply of agricultural products, the Ambassador of China emphasized the absence of claims from official Beijing as to the implementation of this contract and the willingness of the Chinese side to continue its realization. In this regard, Zhang Xiyun informed about the visit to Kyiv, which is scheduled in the near future, of the president of CCEC for the next round of negotiations with the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine on the implementation of this contract.