In the framework of the working visit of the President of the Committee of Ministers, Minister Konstantin Gryshchenko to Finland the head of the national MFA met with the Foreign Ministers of Nordic and Baltic countries in the format of Nordic-Baltic-8 (NB8)
During the meeting officials discussed the possibility of attracting support of the participator States of this group in promoting the european integration aspirations of Ukraine.
In particular, the Foreign Ministers of NB8, which are members of the "friendship group of Ukraine in the EU", called for finalization by the end of 2011 the negotiations on the Association Agreement.
Minister K.Gryshchenko acquainted in detail his colleagues on the implementation process of reforms in Ukraine, and also provided clarification on certain aspects of domestic life.
Note: NB8 is an informal political forum for regional cooperation between Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In 2011, the coordination of activities within the NB8 is carried out by Republic of Finland.