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Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson  - Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson - Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs

Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is to go to Kiev, Ukraine today to meet with the leaders of the country and familiarize himself with the situation over there.

Important to show solidarity with Ukraine

Mr. Sveinsson said in parliament yesterday that it was important to show solidarity with Ukraine and support for sanctions against Russia.

EU leaders have signed an agreement on closer relations with Ukraine, in a show of support following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

'Rule of law'

The EU Association Agreement is designed to give Ukraine's interim leadership under PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk economic and political support.

EU President Herman Van Rompuy said in a statement that the accord "recognizes the aspirations of the people of Ukraine to live in a country governed by values, by democracy and the rule of law", BBC reported.

 

Last modified onFriday, 21 March 2014 12:35
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