Poroshenko Petro President and the U.S. Congress delegation exchanged views on the status of the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and Ukraine’s efforts to stop the aggression of the Russian Federation, including in political scale, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the press service of the Presidential Administration.
The head of state expressed his gratitude to the United States for the consistent and strong support for Ukraine noted the need for further steps to de-escalate the situation and implement measures previously agreed by the parties in security, humanitarian and political spheres.
The President of Ukraine stressed the importance of signals provided by President of the United States Barack Obama at the ceremony of presenting credentials by Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly. These signals demonstrate constant solidarity of the American nation with Ukraine.
President Poroshenko also particularly emphasized the important role of the U.S. Congress in supporting the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine, assisting our country in the enhancement of defense capability, implementation of internal reforms and stabilization of economic situation. He also expressed hope for such support in the future.
The parties also discussed closer cooperation between the United States and Ukraine in matters of cyber-security, military and military-technical cooperation and support for reforms in energy sector of Ukraine. Particular attention was paid to the attraction and protection of American investments in Ukraine and participation of U.S. companies in the privatization in our country.
The President underlined active position of the Ukrainian authorities in further deoligarchization and struggle against corruption, inter alia, through broader involvement of American specialists.
Head of the U.S. Congress Delegation Nancy Pelosi expressed solidarity with Ukraine and assured the President of Ukraine of further support of the United States for Ukraine in its struggle for independence and territorial integrity.
Members of the U.S. Delegation praised peaceful initiatives of the Ukrainian President, as well as efforts aimed at de-escalation, establishment of peace and solution of humanitarian problems.
The U.S. Congress Delegation also included members of the U.S. House of Representatives Marc Veasey, Anna Eshoo, Rosa DeLauro, Cedric Richmond, Chellie Pingree, David Cicilline, Bruce Donahue. The meeting was attended by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Committee for Foreign Affairs Hanna Hopko.