President Victor Yushchenko accepted credentials today from the newly appointed Head of Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, according to the President`s press-office.

Speaking to the European Commission Ambassador to Ukraine, President stressed that extraordinary election to the Ukrainian Parliament were the constitutional way to make functioning of the body effective, thus providing stability in the state.

“I am assured that Ukraine has the resources to provide worthy, democratic, honest and European response to the challenges that grew out of parliamentary crisis”, said Victor Yushchenko.

President also repeated that Ukraine’s course towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration is strategic and remains unchanged.

Speaking about topical questions of relations between Ukraine and the EU President mentioned importance of implementing agreements on visa regulations’ liberalization, regulation of local boarder movement particularly with Poland, etc.

“We have a good dialogue with the European Commission to solve all these questions”, - said Victor Yushchenko.

Also President Victor Yushchenko accepted credentials from the newly appointed Ambassadors to Ukraine of Egypt (H.E.  Yasser Atef Abdel Kader), Cuba (H.E. Felix Leon Carbalo) and Montenegro (H.E. Zeljko Radulovic)