Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 158

The prime ministers of Ukraine and Poland, Yevhen Marchuk and Jozef Oleksy, accompanied by senior delegations, met in Poland in what was described as the first-ever visit to Poland by a prime minister of independent Ukraine. A customs agreement and protocols on cooperation in road and rail transport, telecommunications, and trade were signed. The two countries’ ministers of industry, transport, communications, and agriculture held talks on sectoral cooperation and signed agreements setting out timetables for progress on bilateral cooperation projects in those fields. Marchuk told the press that the discussions advanced not only bilateral cooperation but also regional stability. (19) In the post-comunist era the two countries have successfully overcome a history of nationalist hostility. In contrast to Romania (see above), Poland does not demand retrocession of territories it lost under the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact and which are now in Ukraine.

Georgian Cabinet Approved.