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In early November Arseniy Yatsenyuk to make a visit to Riga
28.10.2015 | 09:10

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed that in early November he was due to visit Riga. The Head of the Government said on Tuesday, October 27, during a round table discussion Latvia’s Solidarity with Ukraine on the path of its European integration, in which he participated together with President of the Republic of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis.

On behalf of the Government of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed gratitude for supporting Ukraine by Latvia: "It is our common struggle. When we are united – we are very strong. And we will overcome all the challenges, from geopolitical caused by Russia to all social and economic issues that require finding solutions."

He also expressed gratitude to Raimonds Vējonis for the strong support of the reform process in Ukraine.

"The best recipe of the reforms has two requirements – a strong will and a strong faith. We must have the desire and the political will to implement complicated, sometimes drastic, but vital reforms", stressed the Prime Minister.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to the President of the Republic of Latvia: "You did that 20 years ago. And that's why you became an EU member, and therefore your country achieved success. We want to do the same, and we are advancing step by step to achieve the goal".

Today's round table is the best way to learn from the experience of Latvia, from the examples of effective management and practical reforms.

During the meeting the President of the Republic of Latvia and the Prime Minister of Ukraine discussed a number of issues to ensure economic development of the two countries. Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged: "We need to accelerate this process, to build a direct link between the Ukrainian and Latvian companies. This is the best way to make Ukraine closer to the EU".

Arseniy Yatsenyuk pointed out that the relations between the two countries have a broad agenda.

He has reminded that the Agreement on free trade area between Ukraine and the EU comes into force on January 1, 2016: "This agreement is a road map for attracting investment and is aimed at making the Ukrainian economy thriving, agreeable to the EU standards and really competitive."

The Prime Minister has also stressed that Ukraine also relies on Latvian partners concerning the issue of liberalization of visa regime between Ukraine and the EU: "The Government is focused on the implementation plan, we are working on technical and other issues that need to be addressed in the near future."

"We expect that the Parliament of Ukraine will support bills necessary for visa liberalization," the Prime Minister of Ukraine emphasised.

Arseniy Yatseniuk called important the cooperation of the two countries in strategic communications and overcoming challenges that are today in this area: "We must strengthen our common position against the Russian Goebbels propaganda. The only best way to communicate with people is to tell the truth. Not versions of the truth but the truth."

The Prime Minister recalled that NATO had established a special fund of strategic communications. The appropriate team is located in Riga.

"We are convinced that together we will build a success story. So let's do it," Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressed Raimonds Vējonis.



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