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"The common historical and cultural heritage of Ukraine and Austria along with the ambitions to deepen economic and investment cooperation largely unite the interests of our countries," he said while presenting copy of credentials to Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Olena Zerkal, the ministry said.

The parties positively assessed the state of bilateral cooperation. It was stressed the improvement of the business climate in Ukraine became the prerequisite for the growing interest of Austrian investors to the Ukrainian market. The Year of Ukrainian culture in Austria and Austrian culture in Ukraine was positively marked.

In turn, Zerkal stressed the importance of Austria's continued support of reforms in Ukraine, including practical assistance in recovery and protection of Carpathian Forest.