President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
The Head of State expressed gratitude to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania for constant active support to our state in the protection of sovereignty and territorial integrity, provision of humanitarian assistance to IDPs of Donbas, recreation of children and rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian ATO warriors. “Lithuania is our old and sincere friend and reliable partner,” the President said.
The President informed his Lithuanian guest on the situation in Donbas and emphasized substantial deterioration on the delimitation line.
In his turn, Linas Linkevičius assured the Ukrainian President of Lithuania’s willingness to provide further comprehensive support to Ukraine, inter alia, through the consolidation of efforts of the world community for the termination of aggression against Ukraine.
In this context, Petro Poroshenko particularly noted Lithuania’s role as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
The parties also exchanged views on the prospects of interaction between the two states within the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and the introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.
The Lithuanian Foreign Minister confirmed the intention of Lithuania to further help Ukraine on the track of European integration and in the process of large-scale internal transformations, particularly in the sphere of e-government.
The interlocutors discussed closer cooperation between Ukraine and Lithuania in military-technical sphere, inter alia, in the framework of the Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian brigade.
The parties also expressed willingness to continue active political dialogue at the highest level, inter alia, through the organization of the official visit to Ukraine of Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius at the end of August and preparation to the 8th session of the Council of the Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania.