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Ukraine eyes Malta as grain distribution hub

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Malta could become the site of a Ukrainian grain distribution facility for the North African market during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Poroshenko also highlighted that the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft company is willing to open an office in Malta.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said Malta could become a hub for Ukrainian agrarian businesses to supply northern Africa and open new opportunities for Ukrainian metallurgical products.

The president's website page expressed enthusiasm in a post about the possibilities following a joint press conference in Malta with Poroshenko on Tuesday.

The president also expressed Ukraine's willingness to open an office for the Antonov aircraft company, in order to develop Ukraine's aviation industry.

Attention during the visit was focused on possibilities of developing cooperation between Ukraine and Africa and using Malta as a big sea transportation hub.

Published by Interfax.

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