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The Head of State emphasized that his priority for 2017 would be the issue of ensuring political conditions for reforms and economic recovery. “I have to upset some people in Kyiv and also in Moscow where loose lipped politicians do not conceal Russian stake on artificial protests in Ukraine and early parliamentary elections. As President, by all possible legal means will I counter the attempts to destabilize our country and nullify all hard steps and the first results ensured by the authorities and gained by the Ukrainian people through suffering,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the Ukrainian nation on the Day of Unity. “The reunion, or as it was called at that time - zluka, has originated from the national liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people, historic movement of Ukrainians towards the creation of their own state. From dreams, aspirations and efforts of many generations of fighters for independence and unity,” the President said at festivities on the occasion of the Day of Unity of Ukraine.

“We are hopeful to continue fruitful Ukraine-USA cooperation and expect Transatlantic unity,” the Head of State noted answering the question of foreign media about the expectations from the new U.S. Administration.

The Head of the Presidential Administration noted that Ukraine highly appreciated the efforts of Germany in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. “We consider Germany a reliable partner who makes every possible effort to support our state, particularly in the issue of keeping sanctions against the Russian aggressor in force,” Ihor Rainin said.

Petro Poroshenko and Nguyễn Xuân Phúc also agreed to intensify trade-economic relations and hold the regular session of the Ukraine-Vietnam Intergovernmental Commission for Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, particularly in the sphere of aircraft manufacturing, agriculture and tourism in the first half of 2017. The parties also discussed to intensify cooperation in the sphere of education.

Ihor Rainin expressed gratitude to Great Britain for the unwavering support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, particularly in the issue of keeping sanctions against Russia in force in response to the lasing aggression.

Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev noted that in the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held extremely meaningful and productive meetings and negotiations with heads of state and leaders of international organizations.

The parties discussed a wide range of topical issues of the bilateral agenda. Special attention was paid to the common steps on the intensification of the political dialogue and enhancement of trade-economic and cultural cooperation.

In the interview to CNN, President Petro Poroshenko noted that the Ukrainian economy demonstrated growth and the newly established anti-corruption system had showed its efficiency over the past year.

President Petro Poroshenko expressed content with Ukraine fulfilling and meeting all the requirements of the third IMF Memorandum. “IMF is a co-sponsor of a significant part of our reforms and our success. I am proud that in such a difficult time of economic and financial stabilization we have a remarkable cooperation with the entire IMF team and achieve promising results,” Petro Poroshenko said.