On Monday, January
19, Kiev hosted the beginning of a round of Ukrainian-Polish intergovernmental
consultations chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Poland Ewa Kopacz. The consultations began following the talks with
the Prime Minister of Poland in a narrow format.
consultations, the Head of Ukrainian Government noted that "it is an event
of a high political importance", "For the first time in our bilateral
relations it is actually a joint meeting with participation of a significant
part of officials from Poland as our friendly and brotherly country, and the Government
Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed
that the agenda of the process includes several issues, with the key one – the international
security and Russian military aggression against Ukraine.
There will be also
discussed an economic block, in particular cooperation in the energy sector.
Besides, according to
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, a humanitarian cooperation issue is to be raised. The Prime
Minister of Ukraine expressed his gratitude to the Polish Government for the
humanitarian aid, which Ukraine had already received.
Another issue is strengthening
of cross-border cooperation, "It is functioning in here, it should be reinforced
and it should enable a greater number of our citizens to take advantage of these
"We are friendly
and brotherly countries, and the level of support that exists in the European
Union depends on the firm and open position of our Polish friends, which we
really appreciate," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.