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"I'm confident that this is only the first step. The reputation of General Electric is very high and it comes to those countries where it is confident in zero tolerance for corruption. It comes to the countries, in the prospects and development of which it believes. And today's signing of our contract is a very important sign of confidence in Ukraine and its future," Petro Poroshenko said before the ceremony of signing the agreements that stipulate the establishment of a long-term partnership between PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia and General Electric for the purpose of updating the fleet of locomotives, which amounts to 1 billion U.S. dollars.

Petro Poroshenko stressed the importance and symbolism of today's signing of cooperation agreement. "I believe that many years of underfunding of the Ukrainian railway have become a powerful deterrent to the development of the state's economy," he said.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko accepted credentials from ambassadors of foreign states (concurrently): Guatemala - Jose Francisco Cali Tzay, Chile - Julio Bravo, Mauritania - Mohamed Mahmoud Brahim Khlil.

President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with ex-leaders of the Baltic Sea - Black Sea countries who will take part in the IV Baltic Sea - Black Sea Forum “Unanimous security of the countries of the Baltic Sea - Black Sea region as a consensus strategy for the great Europe” that will take place on February 22-23 in Kyiv.

“We will do everything to create maximum conditions for young talented scientists. In no way can we allow the situation when the scientists have to leave Ukraine,” the Head of State emphasized.

President Petro Poroshenko met with Deputy Secretary of State of the United States John Sullivan.

President Petro Poroshenko thanked U.S. representative, Anthony Tether, who became a member of the council. "This is a symbol of effective cooperation between Ukrainian and American partners," the Head of State said, adding that it would promote transparency, openness and efficiency of the institution.

President Petro Poroshenko introduced new Director General of Ukroboronprom Pavlo Bukin. The President is hopeful that the new leadership will implement the extremely important tasks set for the national security, fulfill the state defense order, develop and implement the strategy of the defense complex development.

President Petro Poroshenko took part in the court hearing on criminal proceedings on allegations of treason of former president Yanukovych. In particular, the Head of State informed the court about the circumstances of his trip to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in February 2014 and the events he witnessed at that time.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Anders Samuelsen. The parties discussed the security situation in the Donbas, the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the release of the Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners.