12:04 29.11.2017

Kyiv prepares for Duda's visit in Dec, hopes to improve bilateral ties – Yeliseyev

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Kyiv prepares for Duda's visit in Dec, hopes to improve bilateral ties – Yeliseyev

The Ukrainian side is preparing for the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda in December and hopes to settle the situation in bilateral relations, Deputy Head of Ukraine's Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yeliseyev has said.

"We are now preparing for the Polish president's visit to Ukraine, which, I hope, will be made in December. I think we will find a common language and how to settle our historical past," he said on Channel 5 on Tuesday.

Yeliseyev also said that the difficult situation in bilateral relations would be settled.

In addition, he expressed hope that the Polish side would work on optimizing the list of persons banned from entering Poland.

"I hope that the Polish side will work more actively to optimize and reduce the so-called 'blacklists.' Now we are working to resolve the issue of our citizen Sheremeta [the decision to ban Secretary of the State Interagency Commission for the Commemoration of Victims of War and Political Repressions Sviatoslav Sheremeta from entering Poland]. We raised the issue that the entry into the territory of the Schengen area and Poland should not be banned," Yeliseyev said.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Duda in a telephone conversation discussed the upcoming working visit of the Polish president to Kharkiv in December this year.

Kharkiv Regional Governor Yulia Svitlychna said that the visit of the presidents of Ukraine and Poland to Kharkiv was expected in mid-December.

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