The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy, and the Speaker of the Polish Sejm, Marek Kuchciński, foresee serious prospects of increasing cooperation between countries of the Carpathian region when it comes to economics, transit and security issues.
“We have discussed the issue of inter-regional cooperation. We have developed a shared understanding where we see great prospects of increasing inter-regional cooperation,” Parubiy stated after bilateral meeting with Kuchciński during a local development forum in Truskavets, in the Lviv region.
As previously reported, Kuchciński stated that the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in the format of four countries of Visegrad Group (Poland, Czech Republic , Slovakia, Hungary) and two more neighboring countries of Carpathian region (Ukraine and Romania) will be proposed at the economic forum in Krynica-Zdrój in Poland on the 8th to 10th of September 2016.
Kuchciński also said that the relevant issues can be discussed before the start of the forum in July 2016. Poland will become the presiding country of the Visegrad Group on the 1st of July. “The issue on development of infrastructure, economy and cooperation is our development goal,” Kuchciński said, adding that “we should avoid situations where we communicate and liaise with the help of Berlin, Washington and other cities.”