Prime ministers of Ukraine and Slovakia sign number of bilateral agreements

Prime ministers of Ukraine and Slovakia sign number of bilateral agreements

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini signed a number of bilateral agreements, in particular, on improving the cross-border cooperation and the use of airspace.

The documents were signed in Bratislava as part of the working visit of Volodymyr Groysman to Slovakia, the Government portal reported.

In particular, the parties signed the agreement, which amends the agreement between Ukraine and Slovakia on local border movement dated May 30, 2008. The document envisages, among other things, the right to stay within the border zone of the neighboring state for no more than 90 days.

Apart from that, the prime ministers signed the Declaration of Intent to conclude an agreement to establish the conditions for the use of a certain part of the airspace of the Slovak Republic to service air traffic by the Ukrainian provider UkSATSE at the Uzhhorod International Airport for commercial air transport.

Commenting on the signed documents, the sides noted that these documents were improvement and strengthening of relations between people and between countries. "The declaration on the use of airspace is very important for Slovakia and Ukraine. We will shortly sign a full-fledged agreement on this issue", the prime minister of Slovakia said.

Peter Pellegrini also underlined that all agreements between Ukraine and Slovakia were reached quickly. "I want to urge our Ukrainian partners to continue making every effort to implement reforms and to strengthen the investment attractiveness. Slovakia helps Ukraine not in words but in deeds and we provide hands-on assistance," he emphasized.

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