Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Kyiv 22:11

President met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Finland

25 November 2017, 10:43

In the framework of the Fifth Eastern Partnership Summit, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held negotiations with Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä.

The sides welcomed the positive dynamics of bilateral trade turnover growth. It is agreed to prepare for the meeting of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Finnish Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation that may take place in the beginning of the next year in Kyiv.

The interlocutors discussed the priority issues of Ukraine-EU interaction, in particular in the context of the initiatives of the President of Ukraine aimed at further rapprochement of our state with the European Union.

The leaders also discussed the issue of extending EU economic sanctions against Russia at the December European Council meeting.

The Finnish Prime Minister has emphasized the support of sanctions against Russia until it implements the Minsk agreements. The parties also discussed prospects for the deployment of a UN peacekeeping operation in the occupied part of the Donbas.

The Head of State stressed the unchanging position of Ukraine regarding the Nord Stream 2 project and urged the Finnish side to take a balanced approach to further consideration of this issue in the framework of the EU. 

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