Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript of a statement by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Oct. 11.
Dear Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Dear President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Dear members of the Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Above all, allow me to congratulate sincerely Ms Stella Kyriakides with her election at a high position of President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
I am glad that this event has practically coincided with my visit to the Assembly.
Such symbolic junctures do not happen that frequently.
Yet, when they happen, they are always accurate and timely.
Today is exactly the case.