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  • Ukraine and France united in their desire to develop mutually beneficial all-round bilateral cooperation
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 31 October 2018 13:06

    This was noted during negotiations on October 30 in Kyiv of  the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and the  Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign  Affairs of the French Republic Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. The French  Minister of State came to Kyiv as co-chair of the Ukrainian-French  Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation and led a  high-level delegation of business representatives from Paris.

    Pavlo Klimkin and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne expressed satisfaction with  the state of bilateral political relations and underlined a significant  potential of trade and economic cooperation, which has recently show a  tendency for growth. The VII-th meeting of the Ukrainian-French  Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation on 30 October in  Kyiv creates new prerequisites for increasing French investments in the  Ukrainian economy. According to the French side, the success of the  Ukraine in implementing systemic reforms provides a favorable timing in  this regard.

    Pavlo Klimkin expressed his gratitude to France for the strong  support for Ukraine in protecting its sovereignty and territorial  integrity, in particular, he noted the close interaction of the two  countries in the Normandy format, as well as in the framework of  international organizations. The Foreign Minister of Ukraine emphasized  the importance of further pressure on Russia to liberate Ukrainian  citizens illegally detained in Russian prisons and in the occupied  Crimea.

    The parties agreed on further steps of cooperation within the framework of the French Group of Seven presidency in 2019.