Poroshenko discusses Ukraine-EU relations with Dutch MP
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in Davos, the presidential press service reported.
"The parties have coordinated positions in the context of the future consultative referendum on the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU that will be held in the Netherlands on April 6, 2016," the statement reads.
The president congratulated the Prime Minister on assuming the presidency in the Council of the European Union by the Netherlands, according to the report.
The Head of State said that the DCFTA functioning, the decision by the Council of the European Union on the introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens in 2016 and the entry into full force of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU were the key issues of the Ukraine-EU agenda in the first half of 2016.
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The parties have also emphasized the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia for the non-implementation of the Minsk agreements, according to the report.
Read alsoDutch govt to make plea in support of Association Agreement with Ukraine in referendumThe parties have also discussed a number of issues concerning bilateral cooperation, particularly in economic and investment spheres, as well as in the area of technical assistance, as reported.
The Head of State confirmed the interest of the Ukrainian side in the forthcoming visit of the Dutch business mission headed by the minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, as well as in the holding of a large-scale Ukrainian-Dutch business forum in the Netherlands.