Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Peter Pellegrini signed a number of bilateral agreements, in particular, on improving the transborder cooperation and use of airspace. The documents were signed in Bratislava as part of the working visit of Volodymyr Groysman to Slovakia.
In particular, the Agreement, which amends the agreement between Ukraine and Slovakia on local border movement dated May 30, 2008, was inked. The document envisages, among other things, the right to stay within the border zone of the neighboring state for no more than 90 days.
Apart from that, the Declaration of Intent to conclude an agreement to establish the conditions for the use of a certain part of the airspace of the Slovak Republic to service air traffic by the Ukrainian provider UkSATSE at the Uzhhorod International Airport for commercial air transport.
Commenting on the signed documents, the Prime Ministers of the two countries noted that these documents are improvement and strengthening of relations between people and between countries. "The Declaration on the use of airspace is very important for Slovakia and Ukraine. We will shortly sign a full-fledged agreement on this issue", the Prime Minister of Slovakia noted.
Peter Pellegrini also underlined that all agreements between Ukraine and Slovakia are being reached quickly. "I want to urge our Ukrainian partners to continue making every effort to implement reforms and to strengthen the investment attractiveness. Slovakia is helping Ukraine not in words but in deeds and we provide hands-on assistance", the Head of Government of Slovakia emphasized.
"We conducted substantive talks and I praised the opportunity to strengthen our dialogue," Volodymyr Groysman said.
At present, the contractual base between Ukraine and Slovakia is comprised of 105 documents. Today, April 16, the Prime Ministers of two countries agreed to intensify work on increasing mutual trade, consolidating and strengthening the transit role of the two states, both in the context of gas supplies to the European Union and development of transport routes.