Ukraine seeks deeper cooperation with Norway in energy, agriculture

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Tuesday that his country and Norway should further expand mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas, particularly in energy and agriculture.

"We are interested in cooperation with Norway in the fishing industry. We also have the prospects for cooperation in the oil and gas industry," Azarov said here during a meeting with Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, Norway's minister of fisheries and coastal affairs. Ukraine is ready to work with Norway to learn its experience in establishing a community-oriented economy, Azarov said, adding that the two nations need to resume the work of their intergovernmental group on bilateral cooperation.

Ukraine mainly exports chemicals, agricultural products, ship hulls and steel to Norway, while the majority of Norwegian exports to Ukraine consist of seafood.