Ukrainian President Poroshenko set to visit Kazakhstan

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is set to visit Kazakhstan in the first half of 2015, according to charge d'affaires of Ukraine in Kazakhstan Yuri Lazebnik.

"Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay a visit to Kazakhstan in the 1Q of 2015. The 12th meeting of the Kazakhstani-Ukrainian interstate commission for economic cooperation is to be held ahead of the visit. The countries are keen to implement bilateral projects in the sphere of aircraft engineering and space exploration," Mr. Lazebnik stated at a press conference at the Ukrainian Embassy in Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Speaking of Kazakhstan's role in peaceful settlement of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Ukrainian diplomat announced that preparations for a summit level meeting of Ukraine, France, Russia and Germany in Astana are underway. "The Kazakh side has reiterated its readiness to host the meeting as soon as the dates are agreed. As has been pointed out on numerous occasions by the Ukrainian President the meeting will take place only if the Minsk Accords reached in early September 2014 are fully observed," he concluded.

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