Poroshenko discusses expansion of trade, economic cooperation, energy security issues with Lithuanian PM
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has discussed with Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis during the meeting in Vilnius the possibility of expanding bilateral trade and economic cooperation, the official website of the Ukrainian president said on Friday.
The president positively evaluated the growth of interest in Ukraine of the representatives of the business circles of Lithuania and emphasized Ukraine's interest in attracting new Lithuanian investments.
In addition, the parties discussed the issues of interaction between Ukraine and Lithuania in the field of energy security and the prospects for implementing relevant joint projects. "It was positively noted that within the framework of the visit, a bilateral Memorandum on cooperation in the field of energy was signed. The parties also praised Ukraine's decision to join the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence located in Vilnius," the message reads.
Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the Lithuanian side for the continued support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and a clear position of Lithuania towards Crimea. He thanked for an important practical assistance of Lithuania in strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities, treatment of Ukrainian military, humanitarian and technical assistance.