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Ed Fast Talks Free Trade in Kyiv as Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine

Posted January 26, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(CBC News)

International Trade Minister Ed Fast arrived in Kyiv on Sunday for two days of meetings as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country.

Fast, who has been to Ukraine twice is the last six months, is there to talk free trade his counterpart, Aivaras Abromaviius, but also plans to announce four initiatives.

They will include greater support economic and governance reform as well as a program to promote sustainable economic growth for Ukrainian small and medium-sized farm businesses. Click here to read more.

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