Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yanukovych and Medvedev chair Ukrainian-Russian talks

"Interregional and border cooperation now requires separate projects that would be approved at the intergovernmental level", said the President of Ukraine at the beginning of the talks.

Viktor Yanukovych has also drawn particular attention to environmental problems.

The President suggested that relevant bilateral commissions considered all these issues by 17 May so they could be referred to during President Medvedev’s official visit to Ukraine and concrete decisions could be approached. "I would like your visit to be constructive", said Viktor Yanukovych.

From his part Dmitry Medvedev noted that today’s event was long awaited. "Such form of communication is necessary", he said. According to the Russian President, conditions of business operation, infrastructure and customs procedures are among the issues requiring resolution between the two countries.

President Medvedev supported President Yanukovych’s idea to consider these issues during his May visit to Ukraine.

The Russian President also suggested continuing the cooperation between our countries in humanitarian and environmental sectors.

"There should be no pauses in the process and it should be the subject of central authorities’ constant attention”, he said.