Poroshenko: High-ranking U.S. officials to visit Ukraine soon

10:27, 22 June 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that high-ranking U.S. officials are expected to visit Ukraine in the next two or three months and a number of agreements are to be signed.

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"We are looking forward to visits of high-ranking U.S. officials in the near future, within two or three months, and agreements will be concluded at that time. First, I'm interested in defense cooperation, the supply of American weapons, military and technical cooperation, as well as economic cooperation, in the energy sector. In particular, we tackled the expansion of cooperation with the Export-Import Bank of the United States and the U.S. agency OPIC [the Overseas Private Investment Corporation], seeking the support of U.S. investors and investment in Ukraine's economy," Poroshenko said at a closing press conference in Washington, D.C., on June 21.

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"We expect American investors will take part in that process," Poroshenko said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, during his working visit to the United States on June 19-21, President Poroshenko met with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson whose visit to Ukraine is to be announced soon, and other senior officials.

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