By John Lee.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met his Ukrainian counterpart Konstantin Krishenko and his accompanying delegation in recent days.
The two sides held talks on strengthening bilateral relations and ways of developing them, which coincided with the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of relations between Iraq and Ukraine.
They signed a joint statement on the development of relations between the two countries, in addition to the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the two countries' Institutes of Foreign Service, and agreed to exchange visits between the two countries.
In conclusion, the two sides held a press conference where Minister Zebari praised the role of Ukraine in contributing in various fields in building the new Iraq.
The Ukranian Minister met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and the ministers of oil and municipalities and Industry and Chairman of the National Investment Commission.
(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)