Friday, June 19, 2009

President happy with the results of the XVI Summit of Heads of Central European States

President Victor Yushchenko pleased with the results of the XVI Summit of Heads of Central European States. This he said in an interview to Ukrainian journalists after the summit.

According to President Yushchenko participants of the summit demonstrated common understanding of the need to continue European integration process, especially involving Balkan states and Ukraine. “One of the important results of today’s summit is that a number of countries were unanimous in their opinion that the European integration policy should be consistent, transparent and predictable. This is a very important result because it shows that the number of our supporters in Europe and in the EU grows”, - said Victor Yushchenko.

According to the Head of State, today's summit also demonstrated that the problem of EU enlargement is actively discussed.

The President noted that members of today's summit also expressed for importance of joint action in overcoming the crisis. As a proof of that President Yushchenko pointed to the fact that in today's talks sides showed will to deepen liberalization of trade relations.

Another important achievement of the summit President Yushchenko mentioned was active discussion of the subject of forming single European energy market. According to Victor Yushchenko the fact that the subject that was not even on the agenda a few years ago, is actively discussed today, is very important.