The Polish President will meet Ukraine word
The meeting of Viktor Yanukovych and Bronislaw Komorowski was held in a very warm atmosphere. Photo: Mykhailo MARKIV.
According to the official programme of the visit of Viktor Yanukovych to Poland was dedicated to the relationship with the neighboring country.
However, all the experts agree is the main issue that was discussed behind closed doors, is preparing for the Vilnius summit of the Eastern partnership.
Conversation with eye to eye of the Ukrainian President with his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski lasted about an hour. In the mayor’s office, the two leaders discussed political and economic issues. After the meeting, Yanukovych and Komorowski signed the program of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation until 2015. (The document was replaced by the so-called Map 2011-2012.) As it turned out later, in private conversation, the President touched upon the topic of European integration. Themselves the heads of state emphasize that at this meeting they removed the last barriers to the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which is planned to crown the Eastern partnership summit in Vilnius.
Viktor Yanukovych admits that the success of the Vilnius largely depends on Bronislaw Komorowski. He called the Polish President in determining the fate of Ukraine. And he does not hide it.
We put together our efforts in order to lead the summit in Vilnius to fruitful results, – said Komorowski in Krakow. – Association of Ukraine and the EU is our strategic goal.
The presidents left the meeting with journalists in a good mood. In closing remarks, Viktor Yanukovych unexpectedly invited Bronislaw Komorowski to football. October 11, in Kharkiv in the qualifying match of the championship of Ukraine on football will face Poland and Ukraine. Komorowski promises to come did not give the trip must be confirmed by Protocol.
On the same day, the presidents went to the historic Villa Decjusza. This medieval manor house bears the name of the Protestant preacher Justus Ludwik Decusa and is considered the most elegant conference hall in Krakow. There Viktor Yanukovych and Bronislaw Komorowski met with colleagues Joachim Gauck of Germany and Giorgio Napolitano of Italy. This meeting is especially important for the Ukrainian side, because it allows to meet European presidents on the eve of the Eastern partnership summit in Vilnius. It should be noted that Ukraine counts on the support Joachim gauck. Policies often meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who so far has not supported that Ukraine signed the Association Agreement with the EU.
Signed in Krakow
The program of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation until 2015, according to Viktor Yanukovych, opens the new possibilities for cooperation and will increase the already growing turnover. Over the past few years, even during the crisis, the trade turnover between Ukraine and Poland increased by 3-4 percent. The programme will strengthen cooperation in trade, economy, energy, customs matters.
The results of Polish negotiations will know in 10 days
Volodymyr FESENKO, Director of the Center for political analysis “Penta”:
– Visit of Viktor Yanukovych to Poland mean even the fact that he had the opportunity to talk with three presidents. On the eve of the summit in Vilnius is a big plus.
In addition, as far as I know, the heads of state discussed the mechanisms for the release of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Active position shown on the issue of German President gauck. Found any points of contact President? The answer to this question will be known in ten days – the fate of Tymoshenko, Viktor Yanukovych promised to solve until October 21.
I can only assume, if during these talks, the Europeans had used threats and pressure on Yanukovych, progress in the Tymoshenko case may not be. The Ukrainian President, as the experience with Russia, are not welcomed by the hard tone in his address.
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Kiev hopes for Korean investments
After returning home, the President met with speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kang Chan-Hee.
It is important for Ukraine to deepen cooperation not only on the Western vector, but and Eastern. The development of trade and economic relations is a priority of cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of Korea. This was stated by President Viktor Yanukovych during a meeting with speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kang Chan-Hee.
– A priority of our cooperation is trade-economic relations, particularly deepening of investment cooperation, said at the meeting, Viktor Yanukovych.
Great hope to build bridges between the two countries the head of state imposes on the activities of the working groups established in the parliaments of the two States.
On the agenda of Turkey
Today begins the official visit of Viktor Yanukovych to Turkey. The head of state intends to hold meetings with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Erdogan Babysitting or child care. It is expected that there will be signed a number of agreements on cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey in a number of industries, such as trade and energy. It is also expected to sign a number of documents establishing the principles of cooperation between countries in the international arena. Ukraine and Turkey there is a common interest – our black sea partners are also committed to the European community.
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