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Verkhovna Rada ratifies agreements with Croatia, Latvia, Turkey
14:11, 4 October 2017
Verkhovna Rada ratifies agreements with Croatia, Latvia, Turkey

None of these documents was ratified from the first time because of lack of votes

14:11, 4 October 2017

The Verkhovna Rada

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada ratified the agreement with Croatia on mutual protection of investment, with Latvia - on simplifying the employment of families of diplomatic missions’ workers on a reciprocal basis, and with Turkey on international combined transport. The meeting was broadcasted by the official Rada TV channel.

Parliament ratified the agreement between the Government of Ukraine and Croatia on the promotion and mutual protection of investment. An additional protocol to the agreement, among other things, establishes a mechanism for resolving disputes between the countries. At the same time, it is clarified that this agreement does not apply to the annexed Crimea before the restoration of the jurisdiction of Ukraine over it. The corresponding draft law was voted for by 238 votes, but before that MPs couldn’t not gather enough votes four times.

Also, people's deputies have approved an agreement with Latvia on simplifying employment of family members of employees of the diplomatic service of Ukraine in Latvia, as well as family members of personnel of diplomatic institutions of Latvia in Ukraine. Deputies voted for this draft law, but only after four returns.

Related: Dutch Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association

Rada also ratified the agreement with Turkey on international combined transport. It is expected that such agreements will make it possible to use the potential of transport infrastructures of both countries more effectively. 229 deputies "for" voted, but only on the third attempt.

As it was reported earlier Ukrainian Parliament passed a bill on ratification between the government of Ukraine and the government of the Czech Republic about science and technology cooperation on May17. This resolution was supported by 230 MPs.

According to the explanatory note, the agreement with Czech government provides the cooperation in such ways: exchange of the science and technology cooperation; exchange of the scientists and experts; holding the joint workshops, conferences and expositions; training of the scientists and experts in the technology sphere; joint scientific research; joint participation in the international programs.

Moreover, the agreement provides the formation of the Joint Commission for science and technology cooperation to coordinate all mentioned events.

Related: Senate of Canada ratifies agreement on free trade with Ukraine

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