Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with Prime
Minister of the Czech Republic
Bohuslav Sobotka in the framework
of his working visit to Poland to participate in the 26-th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój, on 6
September. The sides discussed a number of issues to enhance cooperation in
trade and economic spheres.
Volodymyr Groysman confirmed an invitation for Prime
Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka to pay an official visit to Ukraine.
The Head of Government pledged Ukraine's interest in
strengthening cooperation with the Czech Republic, in particular in infrastructure,
business and defence areas.
the prospects of deepening trade and economic cooperation, the parties agreed
to resume the work of Ukrainian-Czech Intergovernmental Commission on economic,
industrial, scientific and technical cooperation and to hold its meeting in
Ukraine in the near future.
the status of implementation of the Minsk agreements and sanctions against the
Russian Federation, the Prime Minister reassured Ukraine abides by the Minsk deals.
At the same time, he accentuated that Russia fails to fulfill the commitments,
in particular regarding cease-fire, withdrawal of troops and weapons, and the
release of Ukrainian prisoners.
context, the Prime Minister thanked for the support of Ukraine by the Czechia and personal contribution of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.
The sides tackled
topical issues of Ukraine-EU agenda, in particular liberalization of the visa
regime and the ratification of the Association Agreement of Ukraine with the
European Union. Volodymyr Groysman called on the Czech Republic to make every
effort in supporting Ukraine.
also stressed the importance of the appointment of Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in the Czech Republic.
Prime Minister briefed the interlocutors on the progress of Ukraine on the path
of reforms. Notably, the Government achieved progress in the decentralization reform,
combating corruption in public finance, launched a judicial reform and retrofitting
of energy industry, started privatization and the formation of the Ukrainian
are committed to the reform process, economic development, improving welfare of
our citizens, the continued cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.
We are optimistic about the future despite Russian intervention", summed
up Volodymyr Groysman.