Macedonia should actively use its potential for deepening bilateral
cooperation. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said at a meeting with the Prime Minister of the
Republic of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski in larger
"It is very
nice that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries
we have very good relationship which passed the test both in hard and in good
time" - Mykola Azarov
said opening the meeting.
At the same time,
according to the Head of Ukrainian Government, the possibility of the two
countries is much larger and we need to use them: "We are ready to enhance
cooperation to make the Macedonian side a number of interesting
proposals." He said it concerns the cooperation in such fields as energy, aviation,
and engineering. In addition, Ukraine has good experience in several areas of
economy, particularly in energy and gas sector, and Macedonia could benefit
from our experience. In addition, Ukraine has great potential for cooperation
in science and technology.
Mykola Azarov said
that Ukraine has always supported Macedonia in all the stages of its
development: "It is pleasant to note that currently we have significantly
increased the turnover and even the economic crisis has not affected these
Minister also informed the Prime Minister of Macedonia on social and economic
situation in Ukraine. He noted that due to the victory of Viktor Yanukovych in the presidential elections the country has the
opportunity to conduct serious transformations in all spheres of life:
"And the government is working hard to reform our economy, our social
sphere. Moreover, Mykola Azarov
informed his counterpart that Ukraine has elections to local government, where the
ruling Party of Regions won a convincing victory: "We believe that people
once again supported our course on reform in the country.
In turn, the Prime
Minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski stressed that
relations between Ukraine and Macedonia are characterized
by "a strong spirit of friendship, absence of outstanding issues and presence
of cooperation in all possible areas of mutual interest."
The level of
political and economic relations between Ukraine and Macedonia he estimates
high. "Ukraine is a very important partner, but opportunities for
increasing trade and expanding economic cooperation are
still unused" - Nikola Gruevski said.
appreciate the important role of Ukraine in the Balkans region and the world in
general, and that foreign policy, which Ukraine follows... We are also grateful
to Ukraine's position on recognizing the constitutional name of our country -
Macedonia - not only in bilateral relations, but also on the international
scene"- Prime Minister of Macedonia said.
Nikola Gruevski invited Mykola
Azarov to visit Macedonia at a convenient time.
"The president of your country informed me that his official visit to Republic
of Macedonia is scheduled for 2011. I hope you will also find a chance to visit