Particular attention was paid to the ways of deepening inter-parliamentary cooperation between Ukraine and Italy.
Ukraine's president praised the intensification of contacts between MPs of the two states. This is evidenced by a recent visit to Rome of the delegation of Verkhovna Rada group of friendship with Italy. In order to support the dynamics of inter-parliamentary dialogue, Laura Boldrini confirmed willingness to visit Ukraine at the invitation of her Ukrainian colleague.
Petro Poroshenko highly praised the position of the Italian parliament in line with the resolution by the Chamber of Deputies to further follow the EU policy of sanctions against Russia until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The parties discussed the deterioration of situation with human rights in Crimea and stressed the need of ensuring immediate access to the temporarily occupied territory of the peninsula for international human rights institutions.
The head of state thanked the Italian parliament for its timely ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. The parties shared views on further development of bilateral cooperation within the international parliamentary institutions, inter alia, PACE, OSCE PA and IPU.
Laura Boldrini supported granting a visa-free regime to Ukraine, noting a great contribution of the Ukrainian community in Italy to the prosperity of the country and Europe as a whole.