President press office reports, in St. Petersburg President Victor Yushchenko met with the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

Opening the meeting both sides affirmed that Ukraine and Russia are neighbors whose relations should be built based on friendship and strategic partnership. Continuing the conversation President Medvedev asked President Yushchenko about his impressions of Slolovetsky Monastery Victor Yushchenko had visited yesterday. In response President Yushchenko stressed that it is a wonderful and tragic place at the same time.

Then the two Presidents discussed cooperation in many fields, such as energy, trade-economic, military, including Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, humanitarian and cultural questions such as celebration of the 1020th anniversary of Christianization of Rus. A question of preparation to the third meeting of Ukrainian-Russian intergovernmental commission was also brought up.


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