Poroshenko at UN: President of Ukraine met with Croatia, Turkey, Latvia to name a few

13:02 Sep. 21, 2016

President of Ukraine met with Croatia, Turkey, Latvia to name a few

Petro Poroshenko at General Assembly (UNIAN Photo)

Within the framework of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Presedent Poroshenko met with many leaders

71st session of the UN General Assembly a busy period for the President of Ukraine. the last few days The President held many sessions on the side lines.

Firstly on the 21 September President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis in New York. The Head of State thanked Latvia for consistently supporting Ukraine in the provision of the visa-free regime and the policy of sanctions against Russia due its aggression of Ukraine. The parties agreed to enhance cooperation at the international level and within the international organizations.

Followed by a meeting with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.In the framework of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The Heads of State discussed the implementation of the agreements achieved in the course of the fifth session of the Ukraine-Turkey High Level Strategic Council, particularly in the sphere of trade liberalization. The parties noted the intensity of bilateral agenda and confirmed willingness to further enhance strategic partnership.

 In a meeting with Vice-President of the United States Joseph Biden, the interlocutors discussed the situation in Donbas and implementation of Minsk agreement. Petro Poroshenko thanked the United States for strengthening sanctions against Russia. The sides agreed to intensify diplomatic efforts to end the Russian aggression against Ukraine. President Poroshenko also emphasized on importance of the IMF decision on the third tranche and on his commitment to continue reforms. Vice-President Biden informed that the US are ready to provide Ukraine with a billion US dollars in loan guarantees, since Ukraine has fulfilled necessary conditions.  

The President of Croatia noted that her country is a friend and partner of Ukraine. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović also said that Croatia had an experience of post-war recovery and reintegration of temporarily occupied territories, which may be useful for Ukraine. The Head of State is hopeful that the new government of Croatia would continue the course of the official Zagreb in support of Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty. The President of Croatia noted that her country was a friend and partner of Ukraine. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović also said that Croatia had an experience of post-war recovery and reintegration of temporarily occupied territories, which may be useful for Ukraine.

Poroshenko also held negotiations with Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key. Petro Poroshenko thanked John Key for the firm stance of New Zealand in support of Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as condemnation of Russian aggression against our country. The President drew attention to the necessity of expanding the legal base of relations. It was agreed to intensify work over the draft agreements on investment protection and avoidance of double taxation.

President Poroshenko also entered negotiations with President of Argentina Mauricio Macri. 

The two Presidents confirmed mutual interest in developing bilateral trade-economic cooperation and defined priorities: cooperation in energy sphere, space missiles and aircraft building industry, as well as agriculture.

Petro Poroshenko emphasized that Ukraine would always remember the fact that Argentina had been the only Latin American country to recognize the Ukrainian People's Republic in February 1921 and establish diplomatic relations with it. It has also been the first Latin American country to recognize the independence of Ukraine on December 5, 1991.

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