President of Ukraine

President met with the Prime Minister of France

26 June 2017 - 18:37

President met with the Prime Minister of France

In the course of the visit to France, President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Prime Minister of France Édouard Philippe.

The Head of State congratulated Édouard Philippe on having been appointed Prime Minister and formation of the new government team.

The parties discussed ways to intensify the trade-economic cooperation between Ukraine and France. They agreed to intensify the activity of the Ukraine-France intergovernmental commission for economic issues.

Petro Poroshenko and Édouard Philippe also discussed prospects of the involvement of the French companies in the Ukrainian market of the renewable energy. The Head of State drew attention to the threats for the energy security in Europe posed by the Nord Stream 2 gas supply project.

The Prime Minister of France noted the profoundness of the Ukrainian reforms that facilitate the improvement of the investment climate.

The parties discussed the developments in Donbas in the context of Russian aggression and the issue of compliance with the human rights in the occupied Crimea.

The President invited the Prime Minister of France to visit Ukraine at his convenience.