During a working visit to Great Britain Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Leonid Kozhara met with the Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons – Members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine and the British Ukrainian Society at the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Leonid Kozhara informed MPs on the progress achieved by Ukraine in implementation of the EU Foreign Policy Council’s recommendations of December 10, 2012.
The British MPs expressed their readiness to continue active dialogue with official Kyiv on the European integration of Ukraine. The Chairman of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Mr John Whittingdale stressed that British-Ukraine All-Party Parliamentary Group which he chairs supports Ukraine in its determination to sign the Association Agreement with EU and would facilitate Ukraine’s moving forward on this way. British Ukrainian Society’s President Lord Risby assured the support of Ukraine’s European aspirations.
The participants exchanged views on the current state and prospects of Ukraine-UK bilateral dialogue, including strengthening of cooperation between the both states’ Parliaments.