Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has assured the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in supporting providing a visa-free regime for Ukraine, - reported by the press service of the Ukrainian president.
Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with Rutte by the initiative of the Dutch side. Rutte said that he was upset by the results of the referendum, which took place in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 6 April.
It is noted that the leaders discussed the next steps for entry into force of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.
Earlier Mark Rutte stated Further ratification of Association Agreement impossible if the Dutch reject it
"This historic agreement fully meets the strategic interests of Ukraine and the European Union, including the Netherlands," - said Poroshenko.
"The Head of State noted Ukraine's commitment to the implementation of the Association Agreement, including provisions for deepened and comprehensive free trade zone. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands pledged the support of his state for the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.", - the report says.