11:51 03.02.2018

Klimkin holds talks with Dutch counterpart

Klimkin holds talks with Dutch counterpart

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra have discussed measures to counteract Russian aggression, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported.

"During the talks, the foreign ministers of Ukraine and the Netherlands, Pavlo Klimkin and Halbe Zijlstra have agreed to strengthen cooperation within international organizations to counteract Russian aggression, in particular in the context of the non-permanent membership of the Netherlands in the UN Security Council in 2018.

The ministers paid special attention to the issue of the deployment of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the occupied territories of Donbas. The Dutch minister confirmed the unchanged position on the observance of the sanctions regime against Russia until it fully implements the Minsk agreements.

"The ministers positively assessed the first results of the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which creates additional opportunities for the further development of trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and the Netherlands, and also discussed prospects for further expansion of cooperation in the agrarian and IT sectors, in logistics, water resources management, waste management, and energy efficiency," the Foreign Ministry reported.

The ministry said the prosecution of those responsible for downing the MH17 aircraft remains a priority.

Also, during his stay in the Hague, the Minister addressed students and teachers of the Hague Department of Leiden University, and gave interviews to the leading Dutch media RTL nieuws and ANP.

As reported, earlier Klimkin discussed cooperation in the field of cyber security and counteraction to Russian propaganda with Interior Minister of the Netherlands Kajsa Ollongren.

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