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.
Speaking to journalists, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev reminded that the Ukrainian delegation had met with newly elected UN Secretary-General António Guterres for the first time. “We have been reassured by the UN Secretary-General that he would firmly withstand the charter and basic principles of the UN. This particularly concerns support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. Unfortunately, we lacked that,” the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration stressed.
He noted that the President had informed António Guterres on the situation with the implementation of the Minsk agreements and urged to facilitate the fulfillment of the UN GA resolution on human rights violations in Crimea. “The UN will continue monitoring the situation with human rights violations in details,” Kostiantyn Yelisieiev added.
The President has also informed the UN Secretary-General on the recent dispute submitted by Ukraine to the UN International Court of Justice against Russia.
The UN Secretary-General congratulated Ukraine on the presidency in the UN Security Council in February. In the course of the meeting, the parties agreed to continue further contacts.
According to the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration, the meeting between President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte had been dedicated to the issue of speeding up the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement by the Dutch Parliament. The Prime Minister of the Netherlands assured that the situation was in process, as the compromise reached in the late 2016 created good conditions for ratification.
Mark Rutte assured that the Netherlands welcomed the acceleration of the provision of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.
Kostiantyn Yelisieiev has once again emphasized: “Ukraine has never and will never trade its territories. We would prefer this issue to be out of discussion”.
The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration noted that Ukraine conducted tense negotiations in the contest of the Minsk process and de-occupation of Crimea. In this context, our country establishes links with the new U.S. Administration.