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President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Canada have discussed the situation in the Donbas and the economic cooperation

19.12.2014 20:51
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. The Head of State has expressed gratitude to Canada for the strong support of Ukraine demonstrated in the course of the G20 Summit in Australia. The parties have praised the restoration of expert negotiations on the free trade area between Ukraine and Canada. They have agreed that it should be established by the end of 2015.

Current events

20.12 00:44President has held a phone conversation with Managing Director of the IMF Christine LagardePresident Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde. The parties have discussed the economic situation in Ukraine and the fulfillment of commitments by the two parties in the framework of the IMF Stand-By Arrangement Program.

19.12 19:53President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with President of KazakhstanPetro Poroshenko has invited Nursultan Nazarbayev to visit Ukraine on Monday. The President of Kazakhstan has accepted the invitation. According to him, it will be a good opportunity to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, including economic cooperation and trade relations.

19.12 17:32President of Ukraine has held a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter SteinmeierAt the beginning of the meeting, the President has introduced newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Germany Andriy Melnyk. Petro Poroshenko has emphasized that the ceasefire regime should be strictly observed by all the parties. Also, the Head of State hopes that the Trilateral Contact Group would be able to hold its meeting on Sunday, December 21, in Minsk.

President's wife

17.12 15:52President's wife has met with medics and NGO representatives who assist UkraineIn the framework of the state visit of the Ukrainian President to the Republic of Poland, the First Lady of Ukraine Maryna Poroshenko and the First Lady of Poland Anna Komorowska have met with medics and NGO representatives who assist Ukraine.

Administration

19.12 14:36O. Filatov: Draft law on ensuring the right to fair court is a real beginning of the judicial reform in UkraineThe Council on Judicial Reform under the President of Ukraine has approved the draft law "On Ensuring the Right to Fair Court" at the meeting of December 18. The draft law provides for the new edition of the Law of Ukraine "On the Judicial System and the Status of Judges", the amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the Supreme Council of Justice" and to the procedural laws and regulations. The draft law has been submitted for consideration by the President. It will be approved and submitted to Verkhovna Rada in the nearest time. "The judicial reform is not a one-day process. The approval of the given draft law by Verkhovna Rada will be a significant step forward in the given issue," Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, Coordinator of the Council Oleksiy Filatov has noted at the briefing of December 19.

18.12 17:41Iryna Gerashchenko: Humanitarian situation in the Donbas should become a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact GroupCommissioner of the President for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions Iryna Gerashchenko says that militants do not let the humanitarian assistance from Ukraine and the international organizations, including the ICRC, be delivered to the occupied territories. Such situation has led to the humanitarian crisis. "Humanitarian situation in the Donbas should be discussed at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group that is to take place by the end of the week," she has emphasized.

16.12 15:32Dmytro Shymkiv: International investors monitor the development of reforms in UkraineInternational investors are closely watching the development of reforms in Ukraine and waiting for the first results. This is the impression of Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Dmytro Shymkiv from the Ukrainian Investment Summit organized by Adam Smith Institute in London.

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