Ukrainian and Slovenian presidents agree to intensify cooperation

A number of official documents relating to cooperation objectives have been signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Slovenian President Borut Pahor in the city of Ljubljana. This was announced by the press secretary of the Ukrainian President, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, on Twitter.

“Ukraine and Slovenia have signed a memorandum of understanding on energy efficiency and alternative fuels,” Tsegolko noted.

A memorandum of cooperation in the field of consumer rights protection and an agreement on cooperation between the two countries' archives were also signed.

According to the results of the negotiations, Poroshenko and Tsegolko also adopted a joint declaration on cooperation in the sphere of security.

“The document certifies the prospects for further development of bilateral cooperation, particularly in trade and economic, scientific-technical and other fields. The parties have decided on cooperation within international organizations, and also made note of the prospects of cooperation in the field of humanitarian demining. The document notes the importance of researching the developments that are a common history of both Ukraine and Slovenia in the context of the 100th anniversary of the First World War,” a statement read on the official website of President Poroshenko.

The declaration defines the priority areas of bilateral cooperation, which include: cooperation in the field of security in order to overcome and prevent new challenges and threats; combining efforts to stop the “act of aggression by the Russian Federation in the Donbas, and to restore the sovereignty of Ukraine in the Crimea”; the development of inter-parliamentary, sectoral and regional cooperation and the further intensification of ties between Ukraine and Slovenia in cultural and humanitarian spheres.

During a joint press conference with Pahor, Poroshenko also said that air service would be restored between Ljubljana and Kyiv. “Upon discussing cooperation in the field of transport, we have agreed to resume direct flights between Ljubljana and Kyiv,” Poroshenko said.

He added that this will contribute to the improvement of cooperation, and to the realization of the tourism and business potential that exists, between the two countries.

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