Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman issues a statement that one of the key themes which would unite the efforts of the governments of many world countries is the protection of the territorial integrity of States and inviolability of state’s borders. This was announced by the Head of Government in the course of the meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Māris Kučinskis. The meeting took place the day before the Kyiv Security Forum which is scheduled to start on April 6 and will focus on the development of a wide range of cooperation lines between Ukraine and the Baltic States.
“The top priority theme of the upcoming days will be security issues. Ukraine has faced serious global challenges which had earlier seemed impossible. These threats should unite us .We have to strive to ensure inadmissibility of violation of state’s borders in XXI century and to ensure prevailing role of the European law over any regimes", underlined Volodymyr Groysman.
Volodymyr Groysman thanked the Prime Minister of Latvia for a strong and invariable support by the Republic of Latvia for Ukraine, its international policy as well as the policy to prolong anti-Russian sanctions.
The Prime Minister briefed the interlocutor about the situation in the East of Ukraine, adding that "political maneuverings" with the aggressor are unacceptable and history has repeatedly shown it.
“We express gratitude for the restoration of our economic cooperation. In this context, I wish to announce that we have received the positive decision of the International Monetary Fund regarding further assistance of Ukraine as well as we also have been granted the next tranche of macro-financial assistance from the European Union. Recently we have approved a Strategic development plan, which envisages a growth of GDP by 4-5%. This year the Government is committed to implement a land reform, privatization reform, pension reform, reform in health care and education sectors”, emphasized Volodymyr Groysman. “I would like to put an emphasis to the fact that our trade achievements have reached a sum worth 370 million dollars. Although in reality we need to deepen collaboration between the trade ministries of the two countries and see where we can improve the positions".
The Prime Minister also drew attention to the prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and Latvia in the sphere of transport as well as joint use of the transit potential of Ukraine and the Baltic States. The Prime Minister noted that at the end of April, there will be held the International Transport Forum, which will enable our countries to establish deeper and more fruitful partnership.
In his turn, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Māris Kučinskis stressed that Latvia has always been and remains a friend of Ukraine. “We have a great potential to intensify relations between Latvia and Ukraine. You can always count on us”, summed up Māris Kučinskis.