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China, Ukraine sign deals worth $3.5 billion

Updated: 2011-06-20 19:54


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China, Ukraine sign deals worth $3.5 billion
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich (R) shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao during a welcoming ceremony in Kiev June 20, 2011. [Photo/Agencies]

KIEV - China and Ukraine signed deals worth $3.5 billion on Monday during Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the former Soviet republic, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said.

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"According to our estimates, the financial value of agreements, projects and contracts signed during the visit is about $3.5 billion," he told reporters after meeting Hu.

The deals cover industrial, energy, infrastructure and agricultural sectors, he said.

Hu's visit to Ukraine was the last leg of a European tour in which the Chinese leader also visited Kazakhstan and Russia.




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