In Vilnius, Victor Yushchenko has met with Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, President's press office reported.

They spoke about tomorrow’s heads of state summit “Common Vision for Common Neighborhood.” When discussing Ukraine’s foreign policy, Mr. Yushchenko said it would not change, thanking his counterpart for supporting our country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. Then he spoke about post-election coalition talks in Ukraine. The Chief of State claimed he was quite optimistic and hoped to have Ukraine’s new government formed by the end of June. In his turn, Mr. Adamkus complimented Mr. Yushchenko on the admirable conduct of the March 26 elections.

The two leaders also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries. They particularly considered ways to promote stability in the region and develop humanitarian cooperation. Mr. Yushchenko said Ukraine wanted to open a monument to Taras Shevchenko in Vilnius and asked his Lithuanian friend to support this idea.

Mr. Yushchenko also said he hoped the countries would sign a cooperation agreement in the field of economy and science during an upcoming visit of Lithuanian Premier Algirdas Brazauskas to Ukraine.

Then he invited Mr. Adamkus to officially visit Kyiv this May to take part in a GUAM summit.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk and Secretariat Chief of Staff Oleh Rybachuk were present at the meeting.  


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