On 21-22 March, 2011 the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Cheng Guoping paid a working visit to Ukraine
On 21-22 March, 2011 the Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Cheng Guoping paid a working visit to Ukraine. The main purpose of the visit was preparation for a number of high-level bilateral events, as well as making arrangements for holding in April 2011 the First Constituent Meeting of the Ukrainian-Chinese Committee on Cooperation.
On 21 April, 2011 Mr. Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, received the Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister. They discussed prospects of bilateral relations and practical steps towards upgrading them to strategic partnership. The diplomats stressed on the positive implementation dynamics of the agreements, reached by the two state leaders within the last year. Cheng Guoping particularly noted that China views Ukraine as its important strategic partner in Europe.
The Parties also exchanged views on number of important and urgent international issues, in particular on the situation in the regions of Northern Africa, Middle East and Japan, and agreed upon keeping each other informed on the situation development, as well as on respective positions of Ukraine and China.
The same day the bilateral political consultations took place between Mr. Victor Mayko, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, and Mr. Cheng Guoping, the Assistant Foreign Minister of China. During the consultations it was underlined that both countries are very much interested in further development and deepening of bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic spheres.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry delegation also held meetings with the top officials of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, as well as the Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine.