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Lithuania is set to share its euro-integration experience and deepen economic cooperation with Ukraine


Thursday, November 26, Kyiv - President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė visiting Ukraine has underlined that Lithuania is able and willing to help Ukraine by sharing its European integration experience.

"Should Ukraine wish so, I am ready to help by sharing my personal experience and by giving advice on how to negotiate efficiently and talk with other EU Member States for maximally favourable results," President Grybauskaitė said.

While in Kyiv, the President of Lithuania met with Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko and attended a session of the Council of Presidents of the Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine.

In a bilateral meeting with President Yushchenko, President Dalia Grybauskaitė stressed the importance of cooperation with Ukraine in energy and transport and the need to deepen economic and trade relations built on mutual benefit and transparency between the two countries.

At the session of the Council of Presidents of Lithuania and Ukraine, the Heads of States signed a joint statement and three agreements: on the issuance of free multi-entry national visas, recognition of higher education diplomas, and preservation of cultural heritage.

As part of the visit, President Dalia Grybauskaitė paid honours to victims of the Great Famine in Ukraine at the Holodomor Memorial.

The President of Lithuania also met with Ukraine's Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych running for presidential election in Ukraine in January 2010.

According to the President, whatever the outcome of the presidential election, Lithuania will always respect the democratic choice of Ukrainian people and will continue constructive cooperation and share its experience with Ukraine.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.11.26 12:22