Ukrainian Ambassador to Japan Serhiy Korsunsky believes that trade with Japan will grow by 30 percent this year.
According to Ukrinform, Korsunsky said this in an interview with Dom TV channel.
"Despite the pandemic, our trade is growing. It grew last year, and this year we expect a 30% increase in about six months, which is not bad because the Japanese market is extremely saturated," the ambassador said.
Korsunsky also announced his intention to start free trade negotiations with Japan.
"President of Ukraine Zelensky wrote a letter after a phone conversation with Prime Minister Suga. We have identified a very ambitious plan for bilateral interaction. And we are now very actively working on all these points," the diplomat assured.
In addition, he noted that he is optimistic about trade and economic cooperation with Japan, and promised to start implementing plans after elections are held in Japan and a new government is formed in the fall.