UN Secretary General Praises Ukraine's Support for UN Missions

By Worldwide News Ukraine, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

KIEV, Ukraine, December 1, 2010 - The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych began his visit to
the OSCE Astana Summit by meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
the presidential press office informs. The meeting in Astana is the third
meeting between the two leaders this year.

At the beginning of the meeting the UN Secretary-General
thanked the Ukrainian President for supporting various UN missions. He also
praised the high level of the cooperation between the Ukrainian government
and the UN Mission in Kyiv.

"We thank you for your strong support of the UN," Mr. Ban
-moon said.

The UN Secretary-General confirmed his participation in the
25th Anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster International Conference and said
he will visit Kyiv in April 2011.

The President of Ukraine thanked the UN Secretary General for
his support of the initiative of the International Conference. "Your
participation in this event is important for Ukraine. We are preparing a
number of important decisions on strengthening nuclear security and
nonproliferation of nuclear materials," Viktor Yanukovych said.

He further noted the importance of active cooperation between
Ukraine and the United Nations. "We will work together so that the role of
the UN in addressing the most pressing challenges facing the global community
grows stronger every year," he said.

The sides have also discussed the possible ways of the
Transnistria conflict regulation in the context of the parliamentary
elections in Moldova. The President said that Ukraine is interested in
ensuring stability in the region.

For more information, please contact Natalya Shulevskaya, +38(0)633776645, news at wnu-ukraine.com, Project Manager at Worldwide News Ukraine

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