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Slovak FM Miroslav Lajcak: Slovakia reaffirms full support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
03.02.2016 | 09:37
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE

On February 2, 2016 Pavlo Klimkin, Foreign Minister of Ukraine held talks with Miroslav Lajčák, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, who is on a two-day working visit to Ukraine.

Minister Klimkin briefed his counterpart on the latest developments in Donbas, results of yesterday's talks in Berlin as well as Kyiv plans on de-occupation of Crimea.

Mr. Lajčák reiterated full support of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by Bratislava.

Pavlo Klimkin expressed gratitude to his Slovak counterpart for providing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine - more than 40 000 euro for the needs of Ukrainian orphanages as well as medical institutions of the city of Uzhgorod.

The two ministers also discussed the prospects of further development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the energy sector. M. Lajčák stressed on the common interests and approaches, particularly concerning the «North Stream 2» project - a purely political one, according to both parties.

Pavlo Klimkin thanked the Slovak side for its active role within the Ukraine - Visegrad Group format.

Special attention was also paid to Slovakia’s EU presidency in the second half of this year.

 

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