Thursday, March 30 2017 23:19 EEST
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President about the meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel: We agreed to intensify processes in the Minsk format
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President Petro Poroshenko informed that the result of his meeting with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the framework of the working visit to Malta was the agreement to conduct trilateral negotiations between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany and France in the nearest time. These negotiations are meant to intensify the Minsk peace process.

“We have conducted very thorough negotiations with the German Chancellor. We have agreed to hold telephone negotiations in trilateral format with participation of Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande next week regarding the intensification of process in the Minsk format,” Petro Poroshenko informed.

Following the EPP Summit, the Head of State noted that the issue of Ukraine was one of the most important issues for Europe and speeches of many leaders were the evidence of that. In particular, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew attention of the whole party to the importance of Ukraine for Europe.

In the course of the expanded EPP Summit, the Ukrainian delegation headed by the President ensured the representation of Ukrainian interests at the high level.

The Head of State informed that he had met with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

The President emphasized that in the course of the meetings within the EPP Summit, the parties had discussed three key issues for Ukraine: consideration of the introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians by the European Parliament, completion of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and provision of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. According to the President, all sides assured that these issues would be solved shortly.

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