President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with Prime Minister of Poland Ewa Kopacz, who is on her first working visit to Ukraine. The visit of the Prime Minister is aimed at the enhancement of bilateral economic relations between the governments of Ukraine and Poland, as well as the development of mutually beneficial trade between the two countries.
In the course of the meeting, the parties have discussed the current state of the Ukrainian-Polish relations, the coordination of actions for the enhancement of the European integration of Ukraine and the provision of financial assistance to Ukraine from the EU, particularly the Third package of macro-financial assistance of the EU.
The President has thanked the Prime Minister for the humanitarian assistance provided by Poland.
Special attention has been paid to cooperation in defense sphere, particularly in the context of intensification of interaction in military-technical cooperation and acceleration of the process of formation of the Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian brigade.
Speaking of energy cooperation, the Prime Minister has assured of Poland's readiness to take part in the modernization of Ukrainian power stations aimed at the enhancement of their technical capacities on the use of various types of coal, which will facilitate the growth of Ukraine's energy independence.
Ewa Kopacz has also informed on the decision of the Polish Government to provide credit assistance to Ukraine in the amount of EUR 100 million, which can be used by Ukraine for the projects on the restoration of the Donbas and the implementation of reforms.
The Prime Minister has also emphasized that Poland had decided to allocate additional 500 scholarships, for students from the families of servicemen and Donbas inhabitants to have an opportunity to study in Poland.
Ewa Kopacz has invited Petro Poroshenko to take part in festivities on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation.
The session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Polish Commission on Economic Cooperation will be held in Kyiv today.
The Prime Minister of Poland is accompanied by ministers of finance, culture and national heritage, infrastructure and development, science and higher education, national education, as well as deputy ministers of foreign affairs, economy and national defense.
The working meeting has also been attended by Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration for International Affairs V. Chaly, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland A. Deshchytsia, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine H. Litwin and ministers of Poland.