Minister of State for Europe at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of
the Great Britain David Lidington during a
telephone conversation with the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Ostap Semerak confirmed
readiness of the British Government to provide technical and expert assistance
to the Government of Ukraine in carrying out reforms.
"We have agreed to start such cooperation in the near future,” Ostap Semerak underlined.
According to the Ukrainian official, the British Minister assured the
support of the UK Government of steps that Ukrainian authorities are making in
order to resolve the current political situation in Ukraine.
In his turn Semerak Ostap
thanked for the support of the British Government. The UK Foreign Secretary William
Hague’s today’s visit to Ukraine is an example of such support. “This
is an important gesture of support for Ukraine in the current situation,” the
Ukrainian official emphasized.
informed David Lidington about the course of the
anti-terrorist operation on the Eastern territory of Ukraine.
The Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers also told his British
counterpart about the steps taken by Ukraine towards European integration. Ostap Semerak noted the
importance of holding on May 13 in Brussels a joint meeting of the Government
of Ukraine and the Board of the European Commission, which will discuss further
ways of cooperation.