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
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
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.