William Taylor, the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, has presented his credentials to Victor Yushchenko, according to the President’s press-office.

      They discussed Ukrainian-U.S. relations and both expressed confidence that our strategic cooperation would develop.

      Mr. Taylor said U.S. President George Bush focused much of his attention on building closer ties with Ukraine. He also confirmed the President’s intention to visit our country this year.

      Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk was present at the ceremony.