Ukrainian FM Klimkin met with Swedish FM Wallström

17.10.2016 11:27 276

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin began his official visit to Luxemburg with a meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s press service reports.

The Ukrainian foreign minister thanked the Swedish colleague for assistance in organizing the meeting of "Ukraine +Group of Friends of Ukraine in the EU" at the level of the EU foreign ministers, scheduled for 17 October.

In particular, the foreign ministers discussed key issues of Ukraine-EU agenda, including the completion of the ratification of the Association Agreement, as well as the acceleration of the implementation of internal procedures by the EU for the abolition of visas for Ukrainian citizens.

Margot Wallström stressed the clear and consistent position of Sweden in supporting the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the continuation of political and diplomatic pressure on Russia. The sides noted the need to intensify cooperation within the Eastern Partnership.

In addition, special attention during the conversation was paid to preparations for the upcoming visit of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to Sweden, the visit of Foreign Minister of Sweden Margot Wallström to Ukraine in November, and also the cooperation between the two countries within the UN Security Council in the context of the election of Sweden as non-permanent member for 2017-2019.


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