President Viktor Yushchenko met with President of France Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday in Bucharest. President’s press office reports.
At a press conference after the official meeting, President Yushchenko said: “I am sure that France remains a firm partner for Ukraine in a question of Euro-Atlantic integration”.
Answering a question of journalists whether convincing France to alter its position concerning Ukraine was a success, President said: “I want to put this clear and unambiguously: France is our friend and partner when we are speaking about Ukraine gaining MAP and Ukraine’s future membership in NATO”. He also reminded that this is not the first time the subject of Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine has been raised during his meeting with President Sarkozy. “We gave many arguments, including those political and security which are crucial not only for Ukraine, but for Europe too”.
“It was very important today to demonstrate existence of a fundamental principle of opened doors in the Alliance,” he said.
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