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“Japan is an extremely important and reliable partner of Ukraine. Ukraine-Japan relations have never been at such a high level of trust and dynamics,” the president said following the negotiations.

“Ukraine highly appreciates the position of Japan on the non-recognition of Russia’s occupation of Crimea and its willingness to facilitate consolidation of international efforts aimed at ensuring full implementation of the Minsk agreements,” the President noted and thanked the Prime Minister “for a firm and unwavering support for territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of our state at both bilateral and multilateral levels.”

The Head of State noted that the agenda of bilateral relations was very broad. “I would like to thank the Government of Japan and Mr. Prime Minister for providing financial, technical and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. In particular, we are grateful for the decision to allocate the new tranche of humanitarian aid for the restoration of eastern regions of Ukraine in the amount of $13.6 million,” the President said.

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The president emphasized that the two countries “are determined to further move forward and provide a new content for the Ukraine-Japan partnership”.