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Foreign Ministry: Kyiv, Beijing preparing for Yanukovych's visit to China

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July 17, 2012, 4:26 p.m. |

Preparations are underway for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's visit to China, but the date of the visit and its format have not been determined, the director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's information policy department, Oleh Voloshyn, has said.
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Preparations are underway for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's visit to China, but the date of the visit and its format have not been determined, the director of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's information policy department, Oleh Voloshyn, has said.

He said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko's official visit to China started on July 17.

During this visit, the minister and his Chinese counterpart discussed the state of Ukrainian-Chinese relations and the pace of the implementation of agreements reached during Yanukovych's visit to China in September 2010 and Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to Ukraine in June 2011.

The parties also discussed the schedule of bilateral visits and preparations for the Ukrainian president's future visit to Beijing.

"It's too early to speak about dates, but the visit is being prepared for," Voloshyn said.

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Charles Spencer July 17, 2012, 4:46 p.m.    

I think many people in the Ukraine and elsewhere are hoping that it will be a 1 way ticket for this disgraceful man.

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me you July 17, 2012, 10:18 p.m.    

the chinese will come late because they would rather feed the pandas than talk to this idiot :))

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Roman Dawydiak July 18, 2012, 3:58 a.m.    

Emperor Hu Jintao of China is a busy little commie and does not have time to meet just any Inna, Mykola or Viktor from the POR. Besides, Vitya will probably want to check out Tannu Tuva on his way and see what prompted comrade Putin to go horse back riding while shirtless a short time ago in that shangri-la.

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