Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in Ankara met with Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Ismail Kahraman. During the meeting the parties discussed prospective areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Volodymyr Groysman noted high level of collaboration and understanding between the Parliaments of Ukraine and Turkey which had recently intensified considerably. So, last year Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of Andrii Parubii paid a visit to Turkey. In turn, the visit of the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Ismail Kahraman is expected, he stressed.
The Prime Minister informed the interlocutors about the actions of the Ukrainian Government in pursuing the reform path.
The parties also touched upon the issue of the countering the Russian aggression. In this context, the Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine is grateful to Turkey for its consistent support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Separately, the Prime Minister highlighted that the restoration of powers of the Russian Federation delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is considered unacceptable.
He briefed on the situation in the occupied Crimea and eastern Ukraine. The Head of Ukrainian Government stressed on the need to prevent the militarization of Crimea.
Moreover, Volodymyr Groysman emphasized that sanctions against the Russian Federation should be prolonged.