Dep FM discusses security in Ukraine

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Polish and Ukrainian security in light of the recent Paris summit on the Donbas conflict and joint infrastructure projects were among the leading topics in Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz's Saturday talks in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

Przydacz told Polish media after talks with Ukrainian counterpart Vasyl Bodnar that Poland and Ukraine saw the Normandy-format Donbas summit as "positive,", and argued that "dialogue was always better than no dialogue." He added that the summit's decisions augured well for the future, but they still awaited execution.

Commenting on the ongoing historical dialogue between Ukraine and Poland, Przydacz said recent "good talks" between Ukrainian and Polish Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Andrzej Duda had inspired "a certain positive dynamic" in this sphere. He pointed out, however, that Polish-Ukrainian ties went beyond historical issues and both countries today were striving to expand economic relations, especially in transport.

In Kiev Przydacz also spoke with Ihor Zhovkva, deputy head of the Ukrainian president's office, and Ukraine's Deputy Infrastructure Minister Natalia Forsiuk, with whom he discussed transport logistics.

In Kiev Przydacz also attended a meeting of Polish scholarship graduates and an accompanying conference on Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in scientific research.