Ukraine, Poland, pledge to resolve border situation

17:09, 29 January 2008
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Yushchenko, Sikorski, discussed collaboration

President Victor Yushchenko met today with the Minister of Foreign affairs of Poland Radosław Sikorski, according to the President`s press-office.

      During the meeting sides discussed boundary cooperation between the two states.

      V. Yushchenko informed R. Sikorski that the work on border checkpoints is well in hand. He also reminded of the agreement between Ukraine and Poland on joint customs and boundary control and appealed to Mr. Sikorski to supervise organization of talks on the control in person.

      Speaking about bilateral relations between Ukraine and Poland President assured Foreign Minister that 2008 shall be very productive in terms of cooperation as the sides have many common projects and incentives.

      V. Yushchenko also reaffirmed to R. Sikorski Ukraine’s course on European and Euro-Atlantic integration and expressed gratitude to Polish side for its continuous and substantial support in this area.

      From his part R. Sikorski thanked V. Yushchenko for the opportunity to hold the meeting and assured that the roadmap of Ukrainian-Polish bilateral relations, which had been signed by the Presidents of the two countries shall no doubt be brought into life. He also promised to make his personal efforts in signing the agreement on local cross-border movement between the countries.

      Participants of the meeting from Ukrainian side along with President were Minister of Foreign Affairs Volodymyr Ohryzko, State Customs Service head Valeriy Khoroshkovsky, deputy head of the President’s Secretariat Oleksandr Chalyy and Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Oleksandr Mocyk.

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