Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly had a meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Yasumasa Nagamine.
Valeriy Chaly expressed gratitude to Japan for upholding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. He noted that the position of Japan was very important, especially on the eve of the G7 Summit that will be held on June 7-8 in Germany. Ukraine expects the given Summit to touch upon the issue of peaceful settlement in Donbas and ways to counter Russian aggression.
The parties discussed the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and the prospects of deploying the international peacekeeping mission under the aegis of the UN in Ukraine. Yasumasa Nagamine assured of Japan's readiness to further provide comprehensive support to Ukraine, inter alia, through consolidation of efforts of the international community.
Valeriy Chaly thanked Japan for the large-scale financial aid to Ukraine, namely the allocation of USD 1.5 billion of credit aid for the implementation of a series of projects to support development.
The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration also praised the decision of the Japanese Government to allocated additional aid to Ukraine in the amount of USD 316.6 million for the stabilization of our national economy and the support of reforms.
The parties noted the importance of further development of bilateral relations and discussed the implementation of the agreements achieved at the highest level. In this context, they emphasized the importance of completing the internal procedures necessary for the Agreement between Japan and Ukraine on facilitation and protection of investments of February 5, 2015 to enter into force.
Valeriy Chaly praised the conclusion of the agreement between the governments of the two states on the allocation of USD 16.6 million by Japan for the implementation of the projects on the restoration of social and economic infrastructure in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The meeting was also attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi.