Monday, June 12 2017 23:00 EEST
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President had a meeting with the President of Slovakia
President, Meeting, President, Slovakia

In the course of the working trip to Zakarpattia region, President Petro Poroshenko met with President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska.

The Head of State thanked his Slovak colleague for the visit to Ukraine in such an important day for our state “that will remain in the history of modern Ukraine”. The two leaders took part in the symbolic ceremony of opening the doors to Europe on the Ukrainian-Slovak border on the occasion of the introduction of the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the Schengen Area.

“On June 11, due to your active participation and support, Ukraine gained the opportunity not only to visit Europe without visas. This day symbolizes the return of my nation to the European family,” Petro Poroshenko noted.

The President expressed gratitude to the Slovak party for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence, as well as reforms. “I am grateful to you for being a true friend of Ukraine,” the Head of State stressed.

In his turn, the President of Slovakia congratulated Ukrainians on the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU. “Sometimes dreams come true,” Andrej Kiska said. He added that as President of the country who has been a member of the socialist bloc, he really understands why the return to the European family is a cherished dream.

The President of Slovakia emphasized that Ukraine carried out a lot of reforms and keeps moving forward. He assured of further support by Slovakia on Ukraine’s path to Europe.

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