The head of state commended Austria's completion of the internal procedures of ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, Censor.NET reports citing the Ukrainian president's press office.
The president noted that new opportunities for the enhancement of trade-economic cooperation between Ukraine and Austria would be opened with the launch of DCFTA (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area) on Jan. 1, 2016. In this context, it was agreed to send the Austrian business mission to Ukraine headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Heinz Fischer praised the decision of Ukraine to exclude Austria from the list of countries for the control over transfer pricing.
The parties discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements. It was emphasized that the democratic world must keep pressure on Moscow to ensure complete cease-fire and create conditions for the speedy reintegration of the occupied territories under the full sovereignty of Ukraine.
The Federal President of Austria assured of his willingness to continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian citizens in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.