Further development of mutually profitable bilateral relations with Lithuania remains among priorities of the Ukrainian foreign policies, Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk said at a meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Petras Vaitiekunas in New York.

Borys Tarasyuk stressed the importance of cooperation of two states in the context of European and Euro - Atlantic integration of Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's spokesman Andriy Deshchytsia.

While discussing cooperation within the United Nations, the Ukrainian Minister thanked his Lithuanian counterpart for the Lithuanian Seimas' recognition of the 1932 - 1933 Famine in Ukraine as the genocide against Ukrainians and expressed his hope for Lithuania's support of Ukraine in pressing for the UN GA's passing the relevant resolution, too.

The parties agreed upon stepping up activities of east European countries, with a view of forwarding Ukraine's initiative of the region's priority right to obtain the post of Secretary General in 2012 - 2017.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk also met with former Prime Minister of Canada, and presently a lawyer with a leading Canadian law firm "Heenan Blaikie" Jean Chretien.

During the meeting the Ukrainian Foreign Minister aired Ukraine's appreciation of Canada's intention to include Ukraine into the group of 25 countries for the Canadian technical aid program.

In his turn, Mr Chretien said, while passing the above mentioned decision, Ukraine's strive for assertion of democratic values and large positive experience of the bipartite cooperation between Ukraine and Canada were taken into account.


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