Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal presented a team whose main task will be to overcome the consequences of the spread of COVID-19 in Ukraine. The main task of the Economic Development Council is to develop a set of measures to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 spread in Ukraine.
"Yesterday we held the first meeting discussing quarantine exit strategies and ideas. The plan is being worked out by leading scientists and economists. Together we will work not only on the first priority anti-crisis steps, but also on the long-term development strategy of Ukraine," Denys Shmygal added.
The team includes:
Igor Petrashko - Minister for Development Economy, Trade and Agriculture;
Yaroslav Jalilo - Deputy Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies;
Ella Libanova - Director of the Institute of Demography and Social Research of Ukraine;
Anders Aslund - Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States;
Oleg Ustenko - Advisor to the President of Ukraine;
Eric Naiman - Managing Partner at Capital Times;
Willem Bouiter - Professor at Columbia University;
Yevhen Pentsak - Lecturer in economics and finance at Kyiv-Mohylanska Business School.
According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, the volume of trade in goods between Ukraine and Iraq in 2018 exceeded 644 million USA dollars, services - 25 million dollars.
Commodity groups, the largest share of which in the structure of exports from Ukraine to Iraq is greatest, are: fats and oils of animal or vegetable origin (42.2%), metals (40.5%), meat (6.9 %), milk and dairy products, poultry eggs, honey (2.8%), products from grain (1.6%), sugar and confectionery (0.8%), fruits and nuts (0.7% )
In the structure of services that Ukraine exported to Iraq in 2018, travel-related services - 3.4%, transport services - 2.3%.
Iraq ranked 6th in the rating "TOP 15 countries to which exports of goods from Ukraine the most increase", an increase of $ 164.9 million USA dollars.
Also, Iraq ranked 11th in the ranking of "Top 15 partner countries in exporting goods from Ukraine."