AN INTERNATIONAL conference convened in Košice to address the current crisis in Ukraine from the perspective of its neighbour, Slovakia.
The conference, titled “Slovakia - Ukraine: Ukrainian crisis and its impact on the development of bilateral relations: which way forward?” held on June 30, provided scope for discussions about the possibilities for Slovak-Ukrainian cooperation. Among the speakers were analyst Alexander Duleba of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA) and Laura Dittel, CEO of the Carpathian Foundation.
Experts from both countries presented their views on the current developments in Ukraine, as well as on opportunities and threats for future cooperation in the new political and security situation in Ukraine, Katarína Minárová of the Carpathian Foundation told the TASR newswire.
“The participants have identified priorities and possible joint projects between Slovak and Ukrainian institutions,” she said. Minárová also added that the discussions can be summarised as a set of recommendations for the governments of Slovakia and Ukraine and others involved in Slovak-Ukrainian cooperation.
The conference was organised by the Carpathian Foundation and the Research Centre of the SFPA at the Carpathian Foundation.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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1. Jul 2014 at 14:00