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  • Development of relations with Ukraine an important component of German foreign policy, says State Secretary of Federal Foreign Office Walter Lindner
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 19 October 2018 18:59

    "The development of relations with Ukraine remains one of the important components of German foreign policy", said  the State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Walter  Lindner during a meeting with Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin  in Kyiv on October 19.

    Mr. Lindner heads the delegation of state secretaries comprising of  six German ministries visiting Ukraine. This is the fourth visit of  German state secretaries to Ukraine, starting in 2014. Its aim is to  support a direct dialogue with profile ministries. This year's visit is  conducted as a preparation for the visit to Ukraine of the Federal  Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

    The Minister Klimkin thanked the German side for the financial and  technical support provided to our country, in particular, thanking the  German government for extending the mandate of Georg Milbradt, the  Special Commissioner for Decentralization and Good Governance.

    Pavlo Klimkin stressed the growth of German business activity in  Ukraine, which proves the confidence in the reforms being implemented by  the Government of Ukraine. Separately, he called on the German side to  increase financial support for the development of small and medium-sized  enterprises in our country.

    In his turn, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  of Germany stressed the importance of implementing reforms in Ukraine in  the context of supporting macroeconomic stability and creating  favorable conditions for foreign business.

    Mr. Lindner acknowledged the progress made in implementing  unrestricted financial loans in the amount of EUR 500 million and  informed about the intention of the German side to expand the framework  conditions for further funding.