Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met Monday with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine William B. Taylor, Cabinet's press office reported. In the beginning of the meeting William B. Taylor handed Viktor Yanukovych a greeting letter from US President George W. Bush in connection with Yanukovych’s appointment as Prime Minister of Ukraine.

The negotiations dealt with the social and economic situation in Ukraine and ways of solving the existing problems. The sides discussed the situation concerning Russian and Turkmen gas supply to Ukraine and provision of guaranteed transit of energy carriers to Europe. Yanukovych emphasized that this issue would be discussed in the nearest future during his visits to Moscow, Brussels and Washington.

During the meeting Viktor Yanukovych and William B. Taylor also discussed the prospects of the Eurointegration processes in Ukraine and establishment of closer and efficient collaboration with the European and Euro-Atlantic institutions.

Viktor Yanukovych stressed that he supports the Government’s inheritance and therefore there would be no considerable changes in the development strategy of our State.

The sides also pinned their hopes on further steps of the new Government of Ukraine and leadership of the United States of America aimed at intensifying Ukrainian-American relations.


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