Ukraine is and always has been true to the strategic nature of bilateral relations with Poland. President Viktor Yushchenko emphasized that in his statement concluding Ukrainian-Polish talks. “We have achieved great progress in our relations during last years and I am pleased to say that this high dynamism is supported at the highest state level,” Yushchenko said, the president's press office reported.

During the talks the sides discussed topical political and economic questions of the bilateral relations between Ukraine and Poland.

Yushchenko said that it was very important for the Ukrainian side to hear that after parliamentary elections and new government appointment in Poland the strategy of our bilateral relations on key areas stays intact.

Regarding the issue of boundary cooperation President informed that Poland and Ukraine are scheduled to sign the agreement on simplification of visa regime in December of 2007.

As for EURO-2012 championship Yushchenko said that in the first quarter of 2008 a separate agreement shall be signed on governmental level aimed at coordination of preparation work.

Talks participants also rose up a subject of Kyiv Energy Summit, which shall take place in 2008 as well as discussed a situation around Odesa – Brody – Płock – Gdańsk pipeline.

In humanitarian field President pointed to “absolute mutual understanding” between our countries: beginning with incentives of Ukrainian-Polish University establishment in Lublin up to adoption of protocols on commemorating war, political repressions and pursuit victims.

Sensitive issues of common history were also discussed. Here V. Yushchenko informed that workgroup is about to be established in Lviv which shall incorporate Polish and Ukrainian scientists. The workgroup shall concentrate on local Polish cemeteries issues.At the end of the talks V. Yushchenko and L. Kaczyński signed a Joint statement “Common challenges – new dimensions of strategic partnership”.


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