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July 4-5 will be the days of hard work for Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on June 30, 2005


News / 30 June 2005 | 15:40

July 4-5 will be the days of hard work for Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Today, speaking out in the briefing, the deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs press-service, Dmitry Svistkov, reported that July 4-5 will be the days of hard work for his ministry. The ministry will conduct lots of meetings and negotiations with the representatives of different countries.

On July 4-5, the Extraordinary Representative of OSCE chairman on struggle against human trafficking, Helga Conrad, will visit Ukraine. The target of the mission is the participation in the round-table meeting "The Activity and Cooperation of National Coordinators on Struggle with Human Trafficking: The Best Experience." The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs is an organizer of the meeting. Helga Conrad is to establish relations with the official representatives of Ukraine in order to develop strategy of fight with the human trafficking. She will meet with vice-premier on humanitarian questions, Mykola Tomenko, the secretary of National security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, the ministers and the deputies of Ministries for Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs, Labour and Social Policy, Sport and Youth Affairs.

On July 5, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Dermot Ahern, will visit Ukraine. It will be the first time Irish Ministry for Foreign Affairs sends its representatives to Ukraine.

He is to meet with Viktor Yushchenko, the speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Volodymir Litvin and the minister of foreign affairs, Borys Tarasuk.

The next issues will be under discussion: the mutual relations in the political, economical, humanitarian, scientific, technical and legal spheres. Also they will discuss the point of UNO reformation. During the meeting, the Memorandum on Mutual Understanding and High-Level Political Consultations will be signed by the Irish and Ukrainian ministers.

In the same day, Ukrainian and Turkish heads of the consultation departments will discuss the liberation of visa-regime between two countries. It will be planned to introduce nonexpendable visas for the entrepreneurs for 5 years, professional drivers for 2 years, some categories of the citizens for 5 years free of consular fees.

Then the delegations of European Commission and Ukraine will continue the work on the text of Agreement on Expel of the Illegal Immigrants. The previous round of the negotiations was conducted in Brussels on April 20-21.

Svistkov reported that there were signed 12 agreements on expel of illegal immigrants with Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Moldova, Switzerland, Lithuania, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey. Ukraine and Russia cooperates on the text of the agreement concerning the persons illegally living in Russia. The same projects with 15 countries are still in the progress.

On July 4, Ukrainian-Finish negotiations of experts’ level will take place in Kiev. The issues under discussions will be the following: the state and aspects of mutual relationship in the consular sphere and the possibilities to liberate of visa-regime.

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