President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska who has taken part in the commemoration of the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine has thanked Slovakia and other countries of the Visegrad Group for the support of the European integration of Ukraine, practical assistance on the way of reforms and humanitarian aid in the treatment and rehabilitation of Ukrainian servicemen wounded in the ATO area.
"We have strategic and very important relations between our countries," the President said. The Head of State has emphasized the importance of creating energy hub with participation of Slovakia in order to ensure additional gas supply to Ukraine and expressed content with the level of cooperation in the given sphere.
The Head of State has informed his Slovak colleague on the situation in Donbas. The President has underlined the importance of coordinated efforts of the European countries for ensuring Russia's fulfillment of its commitments under the Minsk agreements.
In his turn, the President of Slovakia has noted that he had come to Ukraine to support the European aspirations of Ukrainians. "Maidan became a symbol of the Ukrainian nation's decision to become a part of our democratic Europe," he said.
Also, Andrej Kiska has emphasized that another purpose of his visit was to facilitate peaceful settlement. However, according to him, the discussion of "plan B" is still important in case the Minsk agreements fail to provide a positive result.
The President of Slovakia has supported the reformist steps of the Ukrainian President and Government and expressed readiness to practically facilitate their implementation. "Slovakia believes you. The majority of Slovakians support Ukraine and are waiting for positive signals from you. Slovakia is not only speaking of support, but also really helping Ukraine. It is a true advocate of Ukraine in the EU," Andrej Kiska stressed.
The President has reiterated the invitation to the President of Slovakia to visit Ukraine. Andrej Kiska has informed on the intention to make a visit to Ukraine in May, 2015.