On Thursday, August 13, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who arrived on a working trip to Kyiv.
The Foreign Minister
of Lithuania promised firm political support of his country for Ukraine and assured
of continued willingness of the Lithuanian partners to deepen collaboration both
in the fields of peace and security, and reforms implemented by the Government
Arseniy Yatsenyuk thanked
for tangible and effective assistance from the Lithuanian partners and friends,
noting the expert contribution of Lithuania in introduction of best advances practices
to pursue the way of reforms in Ukraine, as well as humanitarian and financial
aid provided by Lithuania to rehabilitate the Ukrainian military, internally
displaced persons and to rebuild Donbas area.
Moreover, the Head of
Ukrainian Government expressed gratitude for the continued support of Ukraine by
Lithuania on the international stage - in the framework of the UN, the EU, the NATO
and other international organizations.
The parties discussed particular
bilateral cooperation projects. Special attention was paid to an e-government
issue. The Lithuanian experience proves necessary to Ukraine to ensure
development of a new regional policy, local self-government, curbing corruption.