The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion met with the newly appointed Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš in Prague and invited him to visit Ukraine with an official visit.
Ukraine sees the Czech Republic as its reliable political and economic partner in Europe, Volodymyr Kistion stressed during the meeting and he added that the Government of Ukraine highly appreciates the support and staunchest position of the Government of the Czech Republic in restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine and confronting Russian aggression.
In turn, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš noted that Ukraine can further rely on political support of the Czech Republic. "Russia's full implementation of Minsk Agreements is of paramount importance," the Prime Minister stressed and spoke in favour of more active involvement of the EU in resolving the situation in eastern Ukraine.
The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine expressed hopes that the Czech Republic will oppose the construction of the Nord Stream 2. "In our vies, this project has nothing to do with the economy. This project has a political background that undermines European energy security and is a tool of political blackmail for Russia in Eastern Europe ", Volodymyr Kistion underscored.
The parties also touched upon the issues pertaining to bilateral economic and investment cooperation and commended the potential for deepening cooperation in energy, transport and energy engineering, agriculture sectors.