Friday, May 30, 2008

Ukrainian, Malaysian diplomats discuss bilateral cooperation in all sectors

Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleksandr Kupchyshyn has met his Malaysian counterpart Mohinder Singh during his visit to Malaysia. The goal of the visit was the consideration of a number of issues of bilateral cooperation.

During their meeting, the officials stressed the need to ensure a consistent political dialogue at the highest level. In this connection, the Malaysian side expressed readiness to accept the Ukrainian foreign minister on his visit to Malaysia. Such a visit is being viewed as preparation for a state visit by the Ukrainian president to this country.

The diplomats also stressed the need to deepen the legal base of bilateral relations by focusing attention on trade and economic documents.

Kupchyshyn said Ukraine was interested in extending cooperation in education. In this context, he raised the issue of recognizing Malaysian diplomas in Ukrainian higher educational establishments, particularly medical universities and institutes.

In addition, the city of Putrajaya hosted Ukrainian-Malaysian consultations on sharing experience in using international legal mechanisms for resolving the issues of sea border delimitation.