27 Nov 2017 21:16

Ukraine interested in stable situation in Georgia, preservation of pro-European policy - PM

KYIV. Nov 27 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili have confirmed a convergence of approaches with respect to issues of defending both countries' territorial integrity.

Groysman and Margvelashvili met as part of the Ukrainian prime minister's official visit to Tbilisi, the Ukrainian government's press service said on Monday.

"I would like to thank the Georgian leadership for its unwavering stance and support for Ukraine. We are glad to note an intensifying political dialogue between our states. I would like to point out that Ukraine also consistently supports Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty. We are interested in the stable situation in your country and preservation of a pro-European policy," Groysman said.

Special emphasis was placed on the two countries' interaction in resolving the situation in Donbas, first and foremost, the strengthening of the OSCE mission in the region and promoting diplomatic decisions on the deployment of a peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, in the venue of the United Nations and inter-state unions, such as GUAM (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova) chaired by Georgia, he said.

Cooperation as part of convergence with NATO and the European Union, as well as development of bilateral commercial relations, is equally important, the Ukrainian prime minister said.