Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin and Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Takashi Kurai have discussed steps to deepen cooperation between the two countries, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Yenin thanked the Japanese side for its continued support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, reforms in the country, and the provision of financial, expert and humanitarian assistance. The ambassador, in turn, reaffirmed the readiness of official Tokyo to continue the policy of comprehensive support for Ukraine.

“The parties discussed steps to deepen cooperation between Ukraine and Japan in the political, security, financial, economic, trade, investment and humanitarian spheres,” the report says. In addition, the parties paid special attention to the development of draft bilateral agreements and strengthening cooperation in international organizations. A separate topic of the meeting was preparations for the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform.