There took place
negotiations between Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu, who is staying in
Ukraine with a visit at an
invitation of the Head of Ukrainian Government. The talks of two
governmental delegations were preceded
by a meeting of the
Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Turkey in a bilateral format.
In the framework of the
visit of the Turkish delegation a Loan agreement was inked between
the Government of Ukraine and the
Government of the Republic of Turkey
envisaging extending a US$ 50 mn loan to Ukraine to fill general fund of the State Budget with
the maturity period of 5 years and a 2.5% annual
The document was signed
by Minister of Finance of Ukraine
Natalie Jaresko and a representative of the Undersecretariat of Treasury of the Turkish Republic.
Apart from that, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and
the Government of the Republic of Turkey inked an Agreement on
the Delivery of Mobile Field Hospital to Ukraine. The document was inked by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
Ukraine to the Republic of Turkey Serhii Korsunsky and
Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey.
At the beginning of the meeting
Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed gratitude to the Turkish people for the support for
the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine,
"for the support for our fight against Russian aggression and
support for our position that “Crimea
is Ukraine, as well as Donetsk and Luhansk".
"Each of our
countries protects its borders and its
citizens, its territorial integrity, independence and
sovereignty", emphasized the Head of the Ukrainian Government.
The agenda of talks, he continued, is to maintain an
economic dialogue between Ukraine and Turkey and to work on an
issue of concluding an agreement on free trade area:
"We appreciate the presence of investors from Turkey in
the Ukrainian economy, thus an economic dialogue and economic programs
between Ukraine and Turkey should be
Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted
that the delegation from Turkey which had arrived to
Ukraine is one of the largest in history of bilateral relations between the two
countries: "All our Ministers are
also prepared to have a specific dialogue in
each sector – starting with
infrastructure and ending with energy and defence domains."