Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is to pay diplomatic visits to Estonia and South Korea next month, an administrative spokesman said, according to AFP. "The principal themes of these visits concern economic cooperation and leading-edge technology," said deputy administrative chief Alexandre Tchaly.

      Yuschenko`s visit to EU member Estonia visit will center on discussions concerning Kiev`s European integration, and a forum of Estonian and Ukrainian businessmen is to be held to coincide with the trip, Tchaly said.

      In South Korea, Yushchenko will sign cooperation agreements in the technology sector and space industry, he added.

      Earlier this month, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk said that he expects his country will become a member of the European Union in 10 years.