Ukrainian, Slovenian Prime Ministers Discuss Bilateral Relations, EU Integration
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Fri 10th September 2021 | 05:30 PM
KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th September, 2021) The prime ministers of Ukraine and Slovenia, Denis Shmyhal and Janez Jansa, discussed the European integration of Ukraine and the deepening of bilateral relations, particularly in the areas of economy and trade, the press service of the Ukrainian government said on Friday.
The prime ministers met during the annual XXX Economic Forum in Poland. Shmyhal congratulated Slovenia on the beginning of its presidency in the EU Council and noted that Ukraine looked forward to the successful completion of the full Ukraine-EU agenda.
"Ukraine seeks to strengthen and develop the Eastern Partnership through the implementation of concrete and effective projects. We are looking forward to the successful holding of the EU-Ukraine summit in October this year and to Slovenia's support in renewing the trade part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union," Shmyhal stated.
In addition, the prime ministers discussed the development of trade and economic relations between the states. Shmyhal presented a proposal to hold the ninth meeting of the Joint Ukrainian-Slovenian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
In December 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine amended two laws by renouncing the non-aligned status of the state. In June 2016, Kiev made additional changes, which define Ukrainian accession to NATO as a goal of the country's foreign policy. In February 2019, the Ukrainian parliament adopted constitutional amendments which signaled the country's commitment to integration into the EU and NATO.