Victor Yushchenko has met with Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych at Boryspil Airport, according to the President’s press-office.

      They discussed the current economic situation and the implementation of this year’s budget.

      Mr. Yanukovych informed him of results of his recent visit to Poland and talks he had conducted to develop the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline. (The President is also going to discuss ways to transport Caspian oil from Baku to the Polish city of Plock via Odessa and Brody with his Azeri colleague today.) They both agreed Ukraine should more actively cooperate with its partners in energy projects.

      Mr. Yushchenko and Mr. Yanukovych considered the energy security issue and areas of cooperation between the State Secretariat and the Cabinet. They agreed to hold meetings next week to discuss the issue more thoroughly, believing this problem is particularly important when the branches of power are building new relations.

      The President and the premier also discussed foreign policies and the development of Ukraine’s capital.