Ukraine and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to boost cooperation in the field of fishery, the Ukrainian government said Tuesday.
The document was signed during a meeting attended by officials from the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Supplies Ministry, China-Ukraine Association for International Projects and China National Corporation for Overseas Economic Cooperation, according to a press release.
Both sides agreed to implement a joint project on the development of the Sevastopol Marine Fishing Port in southwestern Crimean Peninsula and the construction of fish-processing plants, it said.
"Our common task is to ensure the success of the project given the geographic location of Crimea," Ukraine's Agrarian Policy and Food Supplies Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk told reporters after the signing ceremony.
China also showed strong interest in cooperation with Ukraine in the sphere of agriculture, in particular the fishery industry, and noted the development perspective of the project.
Last year, Ukraine drew more than 800 million U.S. dollars of foreign investment in agricultural projects and it is now seeking to attract about 3 billion dollars in 2013.