Yanukovych meets Polish, Swedish FMs over Ukraine-EU summit

09:31, November 18, 2010      

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met Wednesday with Polish and Swedish Foreign Ministers Radoslaw Sikorski and Carl Bildt to discuss preparations for the upcoming Ukraine-EU summit.

Sikorski said Poland and Sweden are hoping for a successful Ukraine-EU summit scheduled for Nov. 22 in Brussels, adding the EU should be ready to take in more eastern members after it has overcome the current crisis within the euro zone.

"We arrived in Kiev ahead of the Ukraine-EU summit to show our support for Ukraine and our interest in the summit being successful," he said at a joint press conference with Bildt in Kiev.

Sikorski has also expressed his support for the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU.

"The EU's drive to strengthen ties with former Soviet states such as Ukraine will accelerate next year when Hungary and Poland hold the bloc's rotating presidency," he said.

The trio also discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation between their countries, as well as cooperation between Ukraine and the EU.

Source: Xinhua


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