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October 20, 2020

President Iohannis to add state visit to Ukraine on his business agenda

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday met his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, accepting an invitation to visit Ukraine.

The Romanian Presidential Administration said Thursday in a press statement that the two heads of state discussed the latest developments in and prospects for the consolidation of the bilateral relationships between Romania and Ukraine, with emphasis on the implementation of the matter agreed upon during Poroshenko’s April 2016 visit to Romania, as well as on preparing the future high-level political dialogue.

Iohannis underscored the importance of the governmental committee on economic cooperation and the committee on people belonging to the national minorities of the two countries resuming their works.

“Romania’s President has accepted an invitation from his Ukrainian counterpart to pay a state visit to Ukraine, part of which a first session of the Joint Presidential Committee and a joint visit of the two presidents to the Cernauti region will take place,” reads the statement.

Iohannis is farther quoted as underscoring at the meeting the need for better preparations prior to the first session of the Joint Presidential Committee.

At the same time, he gave assurances about Romania’s continual support for Ukraine’s European journey, for implementing the association agenda between Ukraine and the European Union, as well as for the resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine in line with the Minsk agreements.

The two presidents met on the side-lines of a Summit of the European People’s Party in Malta.

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