On 9 September 2014, Deputy Minister for Foreign
Affairs of Ukraine Serhii Kyslytsya received the Australian delegation consisting of
First Assistant (on European issues) Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and
Trade of Australia Jeremy Newman and Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Australia to
Ukraine (with residence in Warsaw) Jean Dunn.
During the meeting a special
attention was paid to the efforts aimed at resolving the situation in the
Eastern regions of Ukraine. In this regard Serhii Kyslytsya expressed his gratitude to the Government of Australia
for the support of sovereignty and
territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In his turn, Jeremy
Newman reiterated that the official Canberra’s position on support of Ukraine’s
sovereignty and territorial integrity remained unchanged.
The parties discussed cooperation
concerning investigation of the catastrophe of MH17. As Sergiy Kyslytsya
stressed the core interest of Ukraine is to ensure
comprehensive, transparent and unbiased international investigation of the
tragedy of MH17.
During the meeting the parties also exchanged views on current state and
prospects of development of Ukrainian-Australian relations. In this context
counterparts underlined the necessity of maintaining regular political dialogue
as well as intensifying trade and economic cooperation.