President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the Senate A. Broekers-Knol and President of the House of Representatives A. van Miltenburg.
The Head of State thanked the Dutch Parliament for supporting the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. The President expressed hope for the positive results of the Dutch consultative referendum on the Association Agreement that will be held on April 6, 2016. “Ukraine returns to Europe. We are a nation with over a thousand years of European history,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
Leaders of the Parliament confirmed willingness to back Ukraine in its fight against foreign aggression. They also noted the importance of preserving the policy of non-recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “We fully support the Ukrainian people in the everyday struggle for independence,” President of the Senate A. Broekers-Knol said.
The parties underlined the necessity of punishment for perpetrators of MH-17 tragedy.
The Head of State emphasized the importance of strengthening inter-parliamentary relations.
The parties also discussed a series of issues on bilateral cooperation.
The President congratulated the MPs on the 200th anniversary of the Dutch Parliament.