The President of Ukraine had a meeting with President of the National Council of Switzerland Christa Markwalder who is on a visit to Ukraine at the invitation of Petro Poroshenko.
The Head of State noted that it was the first visit of the head of the lower house of the Swiss Parliament to Ukraine.
The President expressed gratitude to the Swiss party for the committed position on non-recognition of occupation of Crimea by Russia and the steps taken to prevent the use of Swiss territories for Russia to avoid sanctions imposed by the EU.
The President of the National Council of Switzerland emphasized the exceptional importance of respect for the principles of territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of borders and supported the strong position of Ukraine on the restoration of control over the Ukrainian-Russian state border.
Petro Poroshenko noted that Ukraine was clearly committed to the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He added that the fulfillment of commitments in security sphere by Russia and Russia-backed militants was the necessary precondition of progress in the resolution of the situation in Donbas.
The President welcomed the growth of Swiss investment in Ukraine by 8.3% in the first half of 2016. The Head of State is hopeful that the following meeting of the Ukrainian-Swiss Committee for Trade and Economic Cooperation planned for the end of September will further increase the pace of trade and investment between the two countries.