On Thursday speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andrey Parubiy and the speaker of the U.S . house of representatives Paul Ryan have signed a Memorandum on bilateral cooperation between the parliaments of Ukraine and the United States. The ceremony took place during a bilateral meeting of leaders in the Congress of the United States, reports UKRINFORM.
“This is an important document that establishes and structures the cooperation between our parliaments. The text of the Memorandum noted that Ukraine is an “Outpost” protecting Western democracy against the background of Russian aggression. This is an important understanding and acceptance of the role of Ukraine, which protects not only their statehood, but also the entire free world”, – said Andriy paruby after signing the document.
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According to the publication, the Memorandum sets out in detail the scope for inter-parliamentary dialogue, including in matters of international politics, security, trade, industry, innovation, infrastructure, space. In addition, the document covers cooperation in the areas of health, agriculture, natural resources and other areas.
We remind that the Ukrainian-American inter-parliamentary cooperation based on the Memorandum of 1999, which contributed to the expansion of strategic relations between Ukraine and the USA.
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