The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has authorized the signing of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the Establishment of a Project Office in Ukraine and the Provision of Technical and Humanitarian Assistance to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Ministry of Economy announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Economic Pravda publication.

Ukraine’s First Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko was authorized to sign the agreement.

"Ukraine has long engaged in fruitful cooperation with the FAO, an organization with a mission to fight hunger around the world. After all, our country was and remains the breadbasket of Europe and the world. However, we now need help because of the war unleashed by Russia. The FAO is providing it, particularly by implementing programs to support Ukrainian farmers together with the governments of partner countries," Svyrydenko said.

According to her, the approval of the agreement and the establishment of an FAO project office in Ukraine will help raise the cooperation to a much higher level.

"This also applies to programs to support agricultural producers and provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainians who find themselves in difficult life circumstances. We expect closer coordination on the issues of grain export. Ukraine will continue to help the countries where the issue of food is acute. In the future, the cooperation will facilitate the increase of Ukrainian exports and the achievement of our goal of creating an export-oriented economy with high added value," she said.