Albania - Ukraine, Collaboration in Some Fields
Albanian Daily News
Published February 22, 2018
Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ditmir Bushati, held a formal visit to Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday where he met with his counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin.
The two ministers discussed bilateral co-operation and shared views on further intensification of friendly relations in areas where both countries offer potential for exchanges such as agriculture, tourism, transport, energy, education, culture, etc.
In this meeting, was expressed deep gratitude for the support that Albania has given to Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence, both bilateral and international organizations.
Minister Bushati highlighted as an important element and bridge of friendship between the two countries the Albanian Diaspora living in Ukraine, as well as praised the Ukrainian authorities for dealing in accordance with international law. He expressed readiness to continue the cooperation for the realization of joint projects for the preservation of the cultural identity of this small community that coexists with the Ukrainian people for nearly 300 years.
Albanian Minister also held a meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv and Ukrainian Parliament Chairman, Andriy Parubiy, who shared the view on the potentials offered by the two countries for cooperation, particularly in the field of agriculture , where the development of the First Session of the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation and the negotiation of a free trade agreement between the two countries will play an important role.
During the visit, Minister Bushati placed a bouquet of flowers in the "Heavenly Heroes" memorial dedicated to the citizens who lost their lives in "Euromaidan".
Euromaidan was a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Ukraine, which began on the night of 21 November 2013 with public protests in Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kiev, and many loses have been recorded.