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President welcomes VRU decision on WTO

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News / 10 April 2008 | 15:20

President welcomes VRU decision on WTO

President welcomes VRU decision on WTO

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko welcomes Verkhovna Rada’s decision to ratify Protocol on Ukraine’s joining WTO. He stated in his today’s interview with journalists in Egypt, the President’s press office reports.

“Thus, as for today, Ukraine has come through all formalities in order to achieve membership in the WTO,” he said.

Viktor Yushchenko also expressed pleasure that the deputies showed consolidation about the decision. “I wish that the Ukrainian Parliament was in the same way unified about all other questions of national interests,” he added.

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President took part in opening of Control Station of Egyptian satellite

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News / 10 April 2008 | 14:00

President took part in opening of Control Station of Egyptian satellite

President took part in opening of Control Station of Egyptian satellite

President Viktor Yushchenko took part in opening of the Control Station of the Egyptian satellite Misr Sat-1, which had been constructed in Ukraine by specialists from both countries. President’s press office reports. 

“I congratulate everyone with [completion] of this project. It signifies partnership between Ukraine and Egypt successfully reaching a new level,” President said at the ceremony. He also stressed that Ukraine and Egypt have a great potential of further development of their cooperation in space exploration field. Viktor Yushchenko expressed gratitude to all those specialists from both Ukraine and Egypt, who contributed to realization of the project.

At the facility President was shown a video presentation on technical capabilities of the Control Station and took a tour of the complex.

Together with President were Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko and Director General of National Space Agency of Ukraine Yuriy Alekseev.

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NATO states that joining MAP depends on Ukraine

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News / 10 April 2008 | 13:20

NATO states that joining MAP depends on Ukraine

NATO states that joining MAP depends on Ukraine

Joining NATO Membership Action Plan in December 100% depends on Ukraine’s efforts. Director of NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine Michel Durey stated.

According to him, the results of NATO summit in Bucharest for Ukraine “are sufficiently positive and “are a result of compromise”. According to Durey, everything concerning Ukraine-NATO relations, conclusions of summit and Ukraine-NATO commission concerning Ukraine is performed in joint declaration and NATO communiqué. According to him, “the way, how we will continue our relations, is written there”.

As Durey noted “NATO countries recognized perspective of Ukraine’s joining the Alliance, but noted that some questions would be discussed at the level of Foreign Ministries in order to decide whether you receive NATO Membership Action Plan or not”.

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VRU supported Ukraine’s joining WTO

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News / 10 April 2008 | 12:03

VRU supported Ukraine's joining WTO

VRU supported Ukraine’s joining WTO

The parliament adopted as a basis and the draft bill “On protocol’s ratification on Ukraine’s joining WTO”. The ForUm’s correspondent reports.

411 People’s deputies supported the draft bill.

Speaker of the parliament Arseniy Yatsenyuk congratulated VRU factions on unity of voting.

Besides, the parliament formed an assignment for the Cabinet of Minister to prepare plan of adaptation of Ukrainian economy to WTO conditions.

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Foreign experts discussed Ukraine-EU economic cooperation prospects

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News / 10 April 2008 | 11:21

Foreign experts discussed Ukraine-EU economic cooperation prospects

Foreign experts discussed Ukraine-EU economic cooperation prospects

An enhanced dialogue on the prospects of Ukraine’s economic cooperation with the EU on the expert level will promote European integration, Deputy Economics Minister Valeriy Pyatnytskyi told a forum named “Free Trade Zone: Towards Success of the European Project of Ukraine” in Kyiv.

“Ukraine has membership claims, so we may fulfill necessary reforms successfully and quickly. We want to be not just a good neighbor of the EU, but the EU member. There is no other alternative,” the official stressed.

According to leading senior research fellow of the Center for European Policy Studies Michael Emerson, the free trade zone is an essential preparation stage for Ukraine’s integration with the EU, and it will also help to harmonize the Ukrainian legislation with the EU standards. Brussels is ready to elaborate and implement a new enhanced agreement with Kyiv and today’s political situation in Ukraine is most favorable over the last 15 years to implement the plans, Emerson says. He also added that settlement of energy issues in Ukraine is another demonstration of the need for Eurointegration.

International experts confirmed that a positive experience of Ukraine’s economic cooperation with the EU is a positive precedent for future EU cooperation with other countries. Cabinet’s press service reports.

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Ukraine needs to adopt 60 laws in order to join WTO

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News / 10 April 2008 | 10:55

Ukraine needs to adopt 60 laws in order to join WTO

Ukraine needs to adopt 60 laws in order to join WTO

Ukraine is ready to joining the World Trade Organization. Deputy Minister of Economy Valery Pyatnitsky stated in his speech in the VRU. The ForUm’s correspondent reports.

Pyatnytsky has reminded that process of Ukraine’s joining this organization has lasted for more than 14 years. “This is the work of many thousand of people, who worked hard. The last step is left – the protocol ratification concerning joining WTO,” the deputy Minister emphasized.

Pyatnitsky has noted that WTO is a system of rules and more than 150 countries of the world follow it.

He has also noted that it is necessary to adopt about 60 laws, which concern all range of Ukraine’s economy. At the same time the deputy Minister has assured that these laws are “mostly superficial”.

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President met with Egypt’s People’s Assembly Speaker

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News / 10 April 2008 | 10:10

President met with Egypt's People's Assembly Speaker

President met with Egypt’s People’s Assembly Speaker

President Viktor Yushchenko met in Cairo, Egypt with the Speaker of the People’s Assembly, the lower house of Egyptian Parliament, Ahmed Fathi Sourour. President’s press office reports.

At the meeting Speaker Fathi Sourour expressed his expectancies to President Yushchenko that Ukraine will achieve world’s support in recognition of the Great Famine the genocide against Ukrainians. He also accepted the invitation by the Ukrainian side to visit Ukraine and made an invitation to Verkhovna Rada Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk to visit the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The sides also discussed bilateral cooperation in agriculture, energy field, avionics and space exploration.

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