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16 June 2017, 17:15

Washington, D.C. - US-UA parliaments sign Memorandum on cooperation

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

On June 15, 2017, A.Parubii, the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, within his working visit to Washington, and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, signed the long-awaited Memorandum on cooperation. The deed is aimed at a strategic partnership and enhancing of the bilateral collaboration between the parliaments in the political, economic, security, humanitarian, and cultural spheres.

‘It is important the Memorandum calls Ukraine to be the outpost for defense of the West from the Russian aggression. I am sure the deed signed will lift up our partnership to a new level of inter-parliamentary and international collaboration,’ denoted Andrii Parubii.

While meeting A.Parubii handed over to Paul Ryan, the Speaker, a joint letter of invitation signed by the parliaments’ heads of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine to officially visit these countries.

Once again the Ukrainian top-politician then appealed to his US colleague to exert his influence upon the notorious lethal weapons issue, and finally pull the trigger of Congressional debates over granting Ukraine a Major Non-NATO Ally status. He also gave praise to the US Senate for adoption of the recent law imposing a far stiffer set of sanctions against Russia.

Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives recapped the meeting with his final declaration:

‘It has been a proud moment for me to meet with the Speaker Andrii Parubii so as to revive our inter-parliamentary ties with the Ukrainian Parliament. This apparently reciprocal document will spur on our close political and economic cooperation as well as the security sector in our inter-parliamentary relations. In the midst of the ongoing Russian aggression any closer links to Ukrainian people and the Cabinet are overwhelmingly important. I do appreciate the Speaker A.Parubii’s outright commitment to the cause of strengthening our strategic partnership’.

The Memorandum body itself consists of an ample opening statement on the long-lasting, for 18 years, cooperation between the US Congress and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and six concluding clauses all aimed at boosting the future bilateral state collaboration.