Ukraine, Poland, to broaden collaboration in energy sphere
And agreed to resume a common control at the frontier
First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov held a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland Radoslav Sikorskyi, according to the government’s press-office.
The issues on bilateral cooperation in the economic sphere and energy security were discussed.
Special attention the sides focused on solving a problem at the Ukrainian-Polish border resulted from the Polish customs officials’ strike. The participants of the meeting stressed that it is necessary to resume a common border and customs control at the Ukrainian-Polish frontier.
The sides raised a question of investment cooperation between Ukraine and Poland. Oleksandr Turchynov noted that one of the priorities of the Government’s activity is the struggle against corruption.
During talks the sides touched upon implementation of the Odesa-Brody-Plotsk-Gdansk project. “This project concerns not only energy security of Ukraine but of Europe as well,” Oleksandr Turchynov said. In response, Radoslav Sikorskyi noted that the Polish side would support energy sources diversification in every way.
The Polish side suggested honoring the memory of the Ukrainian writer of Polish origin who wrote in English, Joseph Conrad, by creating a museum in his native town Berdychiv.
Discussing the signing of the Ukrainian-Polish Agreement on cooperation in organization of a final tournament of the European Football Championship Euro-2012 the sides expressed hope that Agreement can be signed during the official visit of the Prime Minister of Poland to Ukraine in February.