Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Sophie Wilmès, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn have assured Ukraine of support for its territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The diplomats stated this at a joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our unwavering support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders," said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium Sophie Wilmès.
Wilmès stressed that this visit demonstrates support and friendship to Ukraine.
In turn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok expressed support for the actions of the Ukrainian Government: "I would like to express my support for the important measures taken by the Government. The Netherlands and the Benelux countries are important trading partners for Ukraine and we are very keen to support further investment and trade for the benefit of the people of Ukraine”.
He also thanked the Cabinet of Ministers for cooperation in the MH17 case.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn also stressed support for Ukraine: "I think the Benelux has always had a constant position. Our countries continue to support Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
As reported, the foreign ministers of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are on an official visit to Ukraine on May 6-7. On May 6, they visited the Shchastia entry-exit checkpoint in Luhansk region.