Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze met with the Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Marit Berger Røsland. During the meeting the Vice Prime Minister highlighted the progress of reforms in Ukraine, in particular, macroeconomic stabilization, the fight against corruption and implementation of a judicial reform.
Ms. Marit Berger Røsland gave a positive assessment to the above-mentioned achievements and assured Norway’s support for Ukraine in matters of reforms in Ukraine. "We would be very happy to share our experience with the EU as a country which is not a member of the European Union". A visit of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine to Norway due in late March will facilitate that, as it is expected the launch of a mechanism of bilateral consultations on European integration issues.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze also thanked Norway for their support in the fight against Russian aggression. I hope that together we can keep the pressure on the Russian Federation, underlined the Vice Prime Minister.
It should be noted that Norway plays a central role in the NATO Trust Fund for vocational training of officers and providing substantial humanitarian assistance aimed to rebuild devastated areas in the eastern part of Ukraine and to demine liberated territories.
The parties also raised an issue of strategic communications, countering Russian propaganda and reassured of common views in matters of transatlantic and European relations.