Verkhovna Rada approved the bill on ratification of the agreement between the Cabinet of Ukraine and the government of Montenegro on cooperation in education and science spheres. 230 MPs supported the ratification from the second attempt (the first time voting gathered only 213 votes, with 226 votes necessary). The parliamentary session was on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"Montenegro has become a member of NATO, we should establish closer relations with them, I hope Ukraine will be next," the Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andriy Parubiy said before the consideration of the document.
The explanatory note states that the implementation of the agreement on cooperation in the field of education and science will expand direct ties between higher education institutions of both states, the development of various forms of mutually beneficial cooperation between higher educational institutions and scientific institutions of Ukraine and Montenegro, the study and teaching of Ukrainian language in Montenegro and the Montenegrin language in Ukraine, the participation of scientists from both countries in conferences, seminars, round tables and the like.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry hailed ratification of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The Ukrainian authority commented on today’s approval of the deal by the Dutch Senate.