During the Forum "Europe: Reconstruction" within the framework of a working visit to the Republic of Poland on September 9, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with the Prime Minister of Slovenia Janez Janša. The parties talked over the deepening of bilateral relations and Ukraine's European integration.
Denys Shmyhal congratulated Slovenia on the beginning of its presidency of the Council of the European Union and stressed that Ukraine hopes for the successful implementation of the full Ukraine-EU agenda.
"Ukraine seeks to strengthen and develop the Eastern Partnership through the implementation of concrete and effective projects. We are looking forward to the successful holding of the EU-Ukraine summit in October this year and to Slovenia's support in renewing the trade part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union," the Ukrainian Prime Minister noted.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that Ukraine expects to conclude a Common Aviation Area Agreement with the EU, and expressed hope that Slovenia would help speed up the issue.
The Prime Minister noted that one of the important stages of Ukraine's European integration is the synchronization of the Ukrainian energy system with the European ENTSO-E network.
"We have completed all technical issues and plan to operate in a detached regime this winter. Our goal is to disconnect from Belarusian and Russian energy systems and synchronize with the European energy network in 2023," the Prime Minister of Ukraine said.
The Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Slovenia also discussed the development of trade and economic relations between the two countries. Denys Shmyhal proposed to hold the ninth meeting of the Joint Ukrainian-Slovenian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.