Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov left for Brussels on two-day working visit where he will take part in the 15th sitting of the Council of Ukraine-EU cooperation issues and will hold a range of meetings with leadership of the EU.The Information and Public Relations Department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers reports this.
It is noted in an official program of the working visit of the head of the government that on May 15 M. Azarov will meet with High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.
It is planned that in the premises of the Council of the EU the Prime Minister of Ukraine will visit a working lunch within a framework of the sitting of the Council of Ukraine-EU cooperation issues and after that he will take part in a sitting of the Council of Ukraine-EU cooperation issues.
In the evening on May 15 M. Azarov will meet with European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle.
Moreover, in accordance with the program of the working visit it is planned that a joint news conference of M. Azarov, Š.Füle and Foreign Minister of Denmark Villy Søvndal will take place on Tuesday.
In the evening today the head of the Ukrainian government will give interview to “Le Monde” French newspaper and "Handilsbladtt" German newspaper, and he will also hold a meeting with representatives of European business.
On May 16 in the European parliament M. Azarov will meet with President of political group “Progressive alliance of socialists and democrats of the European parliament” Hannes Swoboda.
Moreover, Ukrainian Prime Minister will deliver a speech at a conference “Ukraine and the EU – what future?” in the European parliament and will give a range of interviews to the European editions "La Tribune"and "Financial Times".
M. Azarov will also hold a meeting with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. After that joint press point is planned.