Embassy of Ukraine to the Hellenic Republic

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Political relations

POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN

UKRAINE AND THE Hellenic Republic

Recognition of Ukraine: December 31, 1991

Establishment of diplomatic relations: January 15, 1992

Political relations:

The relations between Ukraine and the Hellenic Republic have long historical roots and are characterized by high level of cooperation. The Hellenic Republic, which chaired the EU in the first half of year 2014, took a firm position on support of Ukraine since the early days of the Revolution of Dignity. Greece consistently supports territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of Ukraine, its European integration course and initiatives of the Ukrainian Side to further development of relations with NATO.

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 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, 2017meeting 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.

Interparliamentary Cooperation:

The Deputy Group of the VerkhovnaRada of Ukraine on Interparliamentary Relations with the Hellenic Republic functions in Parliament of Ukraine. It is formed in March 2015 and consists of 12 MPs of Parliament of Ukraine.

Greece-Ukraine Friendship Group in the Hellenic Parliament was formed in January 2016. It consists of 5 MPs of the Parliament of the Hellenic Republic.

May 16-19, 2018 – visit to Ukraine of representatives of the Greece-Ukraine Friendship Groupat the head of its Chairman Mr. A.Athanasiou.