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Political relations
16 October 2012 00:00

POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND THE HELLENIC REPUBLIC


Recognition of Ukraine: December 31, 1991

The establishment of diplomatic relations: January 15, 1992

 

Political relations:

Traditionally friendly relations between Ukraine and Greece have long historical roots. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, significant progress has been made in relations between States that are based on strong friendships, mutual respect, common spiritual and cultural heritage as well as common democratic values.

The Hellenic Republic supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as its European integration and Euro-Atlantic course.


Recent Political Dialogue

 

Bilateral high-level dialogue:

January 22, 2016 – meeting of President of Ukraine Mr. P.Poroshenko with Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. A.Tsipras (World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland);

May 23, 2016 – meeting of President of Ukraine Mr. P.Poroshenko with Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. A.Tsipras (UN World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey);

February 8-9, 2017 – visit of Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Mr. A.Tsipras to Ukraine.

 

Dialogue at the level of Foreign Ministries:

January 18, 2016 – meeting of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine 
Mr. P.Klimkin with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Mr. N.Kotzias (EU Foreign Affairs Council, Brussels, Belgium).

February 18-20, 2017 – visit to Ukraine of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, responsible for Greeks Abroad (Diaspora Hellenes), T.-N.Quick.

September 13-14, 2017visit to Greece of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. P.Klimkin (participation in "Athens Democracy Forum 2017", Athens).

September 18, 2017 – meeting of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. P.Klimkin with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Mr. N.Kotzias (72d UN GA, New York).

April 11, 2018 – meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine 
Mr. P.Klimkin, the Hellenic Republic Mr. N.Kotzias and the Republic of Macedonia Mr. N.Dimitrov.

December 5, 2019meeting of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. V.Prystaiko with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Mr. N.Dendias in the framework of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council (5-6 December, 2019, Bratislava, Slovak Republic).

June 5, 2020 telephone conversation of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mr. D.Kuleba with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic Mr. N.Dendias.



Interparliamentary Cooperation:

May 16-19, 2018 – visit to Ukraine of representatives of the Greece-Ukraine Friendship Group at the head of its Chairman.

In November 2019, following the results of the parliamentary elections (July 7, 2019), the Parliamentary Friendship Group “Greece-Ukraine” was formed in the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic. It consists of 6 MPs of the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic.

In December 2019 the Parliamentary Group of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Interparliamentary Relations with the Hellenic Republic was formed. It consists of 25 MPs of the Parliament of Ukraine.

September 24, 2020 – meeting of Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mr. Vasyl Bodnar with representatives of the Parliamentary Friendship Group “Greece-Ukraine” in the framework of the visit to Athens.


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