Ukrainian, Polish presidents expected to visit Kharkiv in mid-December
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his Polish colleague Andrzej Duda plan to visit Kharkiv in the middle of December, governor of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Yulia Svitlychna has reported.
"Kharkiv is becoming a good platform for strengthening bilateral relations between Ukraine and Poland. For the second year in a row we have been holding a Ukrainian-Polish forum on the development of local self-government. Thanks to our Polish partners. The cooperation between Ukraine and Poland is strengthening, and no provocations are capable of disrupting our friendly peoples. In the middle of December, we expect the visit of two presidents – of Ukraine and Poland - to Kharkiv," the press service of Kharkiv Regional State Administration quoted Svitlychna as saying at the opening of the second Polish-Ukrainian Forum of Local Self-Government in Kharkiv on Thursday.
The Polish-Ukrainian forum of local self-government is held in Kharkiv for the second year in a row. Participation in it is traditionally taken by the leaders of Ukrainian merged communities and Polish municipalities, as well as experts, diplomats and representatives of business of both countries.
The initiators and organizers of the forum are the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, the Kharkiv Center for Local Self-Government Development, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv, the NGO Polish-Ukrainian Agrarian Association, the 'U-LEAD Program with Europe' and the Solidarity International Foundation.
About 400 representatives of local self-government bodies, state authorities and public organizations of Kharkiv region, as well as representatives of delegations from seven regions of Ukraine, Ukrainian and Polish business and expert circles will take part in the forum.
Earlier, Poroshenko and Duda in a telephone conversation discussed the forthcoming working visit of the Polish president to Kharkiv in December this year.