March 5-6, 2018, Timo Soini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland is scheduled to visit Ukraine. The Minister issued this statement during a meeting with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland).
The sides discussed burning issues of bilateral cooperation, in particular, the more active involvement of Ukrainian experts in the activities of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze placed a special emphasis on Ukraine's interest in deepening bilateral relations in the areas of energy saving and energy efficiency, in reforming school education, and intensifying business contacts. According to the Vice Prime Minister, the intensification of trade and economic relations between Ukraine and Finland would facilitate the restoration of the work of a joint intergovernmental commission.
The interlocutors highly appreciated the dynamics of the development of the political dialogue and confirmed their willingness to advance it.
Finland will become the presiding country of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
This year Ukraine and Finland celebrate 100th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.