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Davos: Ukrainian President Meets With UN Secretary-General

January 27, 2011

KYIV, Ukraine, January 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, President of
Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the
World Economic Forum in Davos. The discussion featured food and nuclear
security.

During the meeting President Yanukovych stressed that Ukraine continues
its preparation for the scientific conference “Twenty-five years after the
Chernobyl disaster. Security of the Future”. “At the moment we are conducting
negotiations with the donor countries,” said the Ukrainian leader.

In view of the nuclear safety discussion, Viktor Yanukovych has informed
of the recent agreements that had been reached during his official visit to
Japan last week. He mentioned that both countries agreed on cooperation in
the area of nuclear safety and rehabilitation of the victims of Chernobyl
catastrophe. President Yanukovych stressed that it was time to actively
restore the land affected by radiation and bring it back to life, emphasizing
the importance of Japan’s technological expertise on the issue. The UN
Secretary General expressed his hope that International conference, dedicated
to the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe, “will greatly enhance
understanding of the importance of nuclear safety.” Ban Ki-moon said that he
looks forward to his visit to Ukraine to participate in the Conference and
discuss further Ukraine-UN partnership. He stated that cooperation between
Ukraine and the UN is becoming more and more substantial.

The UN Secretary-General expressed his concern about the increase of the
world food prices, mentioning that it leads to crisis in the number of
countries. “We are looking for ways to overcome this crisis,” said Ban
Ki
-moon.

Viktor Yanukovych and Ban Ki-moon discussed the possible cooperation
between Ukraine and the UN with regards to overcoming the global food crisis.
Ukraine has appropriate agricultural capacities. Therefore, we are ready to
support corresponding initiatives of the UN,” commented President of Ukraine.
He also highlighted the importance of Ukrainian cooperation with Japan on
this issue. “We will combine Ukraine’s efforts with investment and
technological capabilities of Japan in order to boost the food production
volume and increase its supply to the world market,” said Yanukovych.

During his visit to Davos World Economic Forum on January 27-28,
Ukrainian President also plans to meet with President of Azerbaijan Aliyev,
President of Poland Komorowski, and EBRD President Mirow.

SOURCE Worldwide News Ukraine


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