President Viktor Yuschenko`s press service informed the press about a meeting between Yuschenko and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor where this announcement was made, according to Ukrainian News.

      `George Bush has a huge desire to visit Ukraine,` the report reads. The diplomat said that the American authorities are trying to fix the date of the visit.

      During their meeting, Yuschenko and Taylor discussed bilateral cooperation in energy and fight against corruption.

      Taylor said that his country is ready to actively cooperate with the new Cabinet of Ministers headed by Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych.

      During the meting Yuschenko expressed condolences in connection with the fifth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and gave Taylor a letter to the U.S. president. As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Yuschenko invited Bush to visit Ukraine this year.

      The news was monitored by The Action Ukraine Report (AUR) Monitoring Service, Morgan Williams, Editor.