President Victor Yushchenko held a one on one meeting with the Vice President of the United States of America Richard Cheney, according to the President`s press-office.

Opening the meeting President Yushchenko said that the visit of Vice President Cheney is very important for Ukrainian side. “We appreciate greatly our strategic bilateral relations”, - he added.

Beside that President expressed gratitude to American side for caring for the situation in the region saying “on most of positions, including on Georgia, we have understanding with the USA and the EU”. He also stressed assurance that the situation in Georgia would be settled through peaceful negotiations.

From his part Mr. Cheney affirmed that for the U.S. bilateral relations with Ukraine are important and thanked Ukrainian side for the opportunity to hold discussion of mutually important subjects.