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UAE Seeks Economic Pact to Boost Trade With War-Torn Ukraine

  • UAE seeks better trade links, opening up Ukraine market access
  • Ukraine is important source of grains for the Middle East
A destroyed shopping center following Russian attacks, in Bucha, Ukraine.

A destroyed shopping center following Russian attacks, in Bucha, Ukraine.

Photographer: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

The United Arab Emirates said it will start trade talks with Ukraine aimed at eventually helping to rebuild its war-hit economy and open up more access for its grains. 

The Gulf state said it plans to negotiate a wide-ranging economic deal which will boost bilateral trade with Ukraine, one of the Middle East’s most important sources of grains such as barley and wheat.