The meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and Pope Benedict XVI took place in the private papal library and lasted 30 minutes.

The mass media department of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers disclosed this to UNIAN.

At the beginning of the meeting Yu. Tymoshenko thanked Pope Benedict XVI  for possibility of carrying out of this meeting. The 30 minutes meeting took place in a tête-a-tête format.

Moreover, at the meeting with Ukrainian community in Italy Yu. Tymoshenko said that she believes that her visit to Vatican and the meeting with Pope Benedict XVI  are very important.