President of Italy Sergio Mattarella had a meeting with Ukrainian President Poroshenko in the framework of his official visit to Italy, states Poroshenko's press office.
"Sergio Mattarella confirmed that Italy stood for the necessity of prolongation of sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the Minsk agreements, - according to the statement. - He stressed that Italy would not let the Ukrainian issue loose its importance because of the events in Syria".
The parties agreed to exchange experience in the creation of efficient judicial system, transformation of Constitution and fight against corruption given the reform of the national anti-corruption body in Italy in 2014. The parties also discussed the possibility of joint training of the Ukrainian National Guard and the Italian Carabinieri.
Petro Poroshenko and Sergio Mattarella stand for the intensification of contacts between Ukraine and Italy in the sphere of culture, education and science, including the exchange of students. Italian President expressed support for the visa-free travel of Ukrainians within the EU taking into account large Ukrainian community in Italy.