"One For All, All For One": Ukraine Proposes a New Motto for the United EuropeBy Press Office Of The President Of Ukraine, PRNE
Thursday, October 7, 2010
KIEV, Ukraine, October 8, 2010 - The Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has completed his
first official visit to France today. Having met with the President Nicolas
Sarkozy, Prime Minister Francois Fillion and the head of the National
Assembly Bernard Accoyer, the Ukrainian leader has reassured that EU
integration remains his country's key strategic goal.
"One for all, all for one", according to the Ukrainian
President, should become not only a principle within the European Union, but
also one for the whole European continent. The Ukrainian Head of State made
this statement in the meeting with the French political and research circles
today at the French Institute of International Relations.
The main outcome of the visit of the Ukrainian President is
France's strategic support for Ukraine's closer integration into the European
Union. The parties have signed the Road Map for the development of bilateral
relations, which provides for numerous initiatives of closer cooperation. At
the same time, according to the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Ukraine's
EU integration is not to contradict closer relations with Russia.
Moreover, the cooperation within the triangle
"Russia-Ukraine-EU" is viable not only in the energy supply related issues,
but also on the scale of Common Economic Space between Europe and Russia -
the idea which Nicolas Sarkozy first put forward at the 63rd UN Assembly in
September of 2008.
On the business side, the Ukrainian leader has also given the
answer to the main concern of the European business community about Ukrainian
Kryvorizhstal steel giant, owned by the Arcelor-Mittal.
Speaking on this case the Ukrainian President has pledged that
there will be no re-privatisation, so the ownership rights of the biggest
foreign investor in the Ukrainian economy will not be breached. The Ukrainian
President is predicting the stand-off with the State Property Fund will be
resolved in the nearest future by means of negotiations with the Ukrainian
For more information, please contact Natalya Shulevskaya, +380633776645 news at wnu-ukraine.com, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine
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