KYIV (QHA) -

First Deputy Minister of Ukraine's Foreign Affairs Natalia Galibarenko received copies of credentials from newly appointed Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Ukraine Guillaume Shoyrer.

They discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation and stressed the importance of strengthening its economic component, especially in the context of the next meeting of the Ukrainian-Swiss joint committee for trade and economic cooperation at the beginning of 2016.

Natalia Galibarenko expressed gratitude to the Switzerland for its contribution to the package of international financial assistance to Ukraine, as well as for providing our state with technical and humanitarian assistance aimed primarily at overcoming the social and humanitarian challenges in eastern Ukraine.

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