Poroshenko, Hungary PM are to enhance political dialogue between states

Source : 112 Ukraine

President highly appreciates support of Hungary to issue EU-Ukraine visa-free regime
15:42, 20 October 2016

112 Agency

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban within the framework of his working visit to Maastricht. This was reported in the press service of the Head of Ukrainian state.

The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of issues of bilateral relations. It was agreed to step up bilateral political dialogue at all levels.

The President expressed gratitude to the Government of Hungary for the provision of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $ 3.6 million and the treatment of the Ukrainian military, wounded in the Donbas region.

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The President highly appreciated the support of Hungary to issue a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union, as well as the speedy ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

The sides also discussed the prospects of extending economic sanctions against the Russian Federation as an effective tool to ensure full implementation of the Minsk agreements and the restoration of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and the occupied territories.

Special attention was given to strengthening regional cooperation in the Visegrad Four + 1 format.

President of Ukraine also met with European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Brussels, and urged the European Parliament to provide Ukrainians visa-free regime as soon as possible.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will pay a visit to Brussels on October 20, where he will hold a series of meetings with the leadership of the European Union. He will also host a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

EU leaders will meet at a summit in Brussels on 20 and 21 October to discuss migration issues, trade and relations with the Russian Federation, including its role in Syria.

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