President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. The meeting took place during Poroshenko’s two-day visit to Belgium, the presidential press service reported.
“The President informed the Head of Swedish government on the latest developments in Donbas and Ukraine’s compliance with the Minsk agreements. Both sides confirmed the importance of the EU solidarity regarding sanctions against Russia, as well as restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity within the internationally recognized borders, including the Russian-occupied Crimea”, says the message of the press service.
Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by the Swedish government to Ukraine’s Armed Forces so that the army successfully counters Russian military aggression.
“Another important issue discussed at the meeting was the visa-free regime for Ukraine. The President informed the Swedish Premier on the progress made by Kyiv while completing the EU-Ukraine Visa Liberalization Action Plan”, the press service reported. Poroshenko expressed confidence that the EU will make a positive decision, taking into account the respective conclusion made by the European Commission.
Stefan Löfven highly praised the course of reforms in Ukraine, assuring Poroshenko of his country’s support. The sides agreed to speed up the procedure of providing financial assistance for Ukraine.
On December 16, Poroshenko came to Belgium with a two-day official visit. He met with NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Phillip Breedlove. Another meeting is planned with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.