Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates: Partnership in the Era of Globalization

Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates: Partnership in the Era of Globalization

  • 15 January 2002

The lecture highlighted the conditions and prospects of
the Ukrainian economy, elaborating on the relationship
between Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates as
an example of cooperation in the era of globalization.
Having regained its independent statehood after the
collapse of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is among those
states in Eastern Europe referred to as “newly emerging
economies.” Today, only ten years later, the average index
of annual economic growth in the region is 4.3 percent;
while the Ukrainian growth rate of 8.2 percent for the
past two years, has been almost double. These growth
figures and Ukraine’s ambitious regulatory reforms have
highlighted the country’s potential for investment as well
as economic and political partnership.
In the light of the historical opportunities presented
by globalization, the ambitions of the Ukraine and of
other states with a similar profile, reach beyond their
immediate neighbors. Cross-border cooperation has
now transcended the country’s geographic confines,
and Ukraine is signaling that it is ready to keep pace
with growing opportunities worldwide. One aspect
of this policy is to seek closer partnership with the
Arabian Gulf countries, and particularly the United
Arab Emirates as one of the stronger states in the region.

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Tuesday 15 January 2002

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Tuesday 15 January 2002

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