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Ukraine's reform efforts on the agenda when Poroshenko visited the Riksdag

Published: 17 November 2016 at 09.38

On 14 November, the Speaker Urban Ahlin received the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the Riksdag.

President Poroshenko to the left with the Speaker Urban Ahlin to the right in the Chamber

The Speaker Urban Ahlin shows President Poroshenko around the Chamber Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

"Our discussions with President Poroshenko were both fruitful and constructive. Among other things, we discussed recent developments in the world and the importance of keeping up Ukraine's vital reform efforts with tireless energy", said the Speaker Urban Ahlin.

Security issues, closer relations with the EU, visa exemptions, corruption and Russia were examples of other issues on the agenda. Poroshenko also expressed his gratitude for the strong support Sweden is giving Ukrain with its reform efforts.

In addition to the Speaker, President Poroshenko also met members of the Committee on Foreign Affairs: Pyry Niemi (Social Democratic Party), Sofia Arkelsten (Moderate Party), Pernilla Stålhammar (Green Party), Kerstin Lundgren (Centre Party), Hans Linde (Left Party), Birgitta Ohlsson (Liberal Party) and Sofia Damm (Christian Democrats).