Yanukovych: Finland's premier, foreign minister to visit Ukraine

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Sept. 26, 2012, 8:55 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Viktor Yanukovych (R) at a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Väinämö Niinistö in New York on Tuesday, Sept.26.

NEW YORK – Ukraine hopes for a visit of the prime minister of Finland this year, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said.

"Prime Minister [of Ukraine Mykola] Azarov has invited the prime minister of Finland, and I hope that this visit will take place in 2012," Yanukovych said at a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Väinämö Niinistö in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

According to the Ukrainian president, a meeting of the Ukrainian-Finnish intergovernmental working group will take place on October 25.

Yanukovych also said that a visit of the foreign minister of Finland to Ukraine is scheduled for the beginning of 2013.

The Ukrainian president also invited his Finnish counterpart to visit Ukraine.

The two officials also discussed at the issues of European integration and cooperation with the European Union and Russia, as well as the gas issue. Yanukovych said that Ukraine was trying to develop relations with various international organizations, including the Customs Union.

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