In the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of China Xi Jinping.
The President of Ukraine congratulated the Chinese leader on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China. The Head of State noted that the two countries demonstrated sincere interest in the enhancement of traditional friendship and expansion of fruitful cooperation.
“We are interested in the expansion of political and economic cooperation between Ukraine and China,” President Poroshenko said.
It was emphasized that the Ukraine-China relations have a strategic nature and are based on the principles of mutual respect to sovereignty and territorial integrity of the two countries.
Xi Jinping noted that China supports territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and the choice of the Ukrainian nation.
The Head of State expressed hope that China would promote peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas and termination of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, as well as restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, including Crimea.
The parties agreed to continue interaction for the sake of maintenance of peace in at the regional and global levels, inter alia, in the framework of the UN Security Council.
The two leaders stand for the intensification of economic cooperation between the countries. They agreed to conduct the session of the Ukraine-China Intergovernmental Commission for Cooperation in 2017.
The President noted that Ukraine was willing to take active part in the implementation of the initiative of China “One Belt, One Path” and had a great potential for that. The President of China invited the Ukrainian delegation to take part in that forum.
The two Presidents agreed to intensify political dialogue at the highest level. The parties agreed to exchange visits, the terms of which will be coordinated via diplomatic channels.