Parliaments of Ukraine and the US signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

The Memorandum specifies in detail the areas for inter-parliamentary dialogue, including in matters of international politics, security, trade, industry, innovation, infrastructure, space
Ukraine and the United States signed a memorandum on cooperation between the parliaments, Ukrinform reports.

Memorandum on bilateral cooperation between the parliaments of Ukraine and the United States was signed on Thursday by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andrei Parubiy and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan.

“This is an important document that consolidates and structures cooperation between our parliaments,” Andrei Parubiy told reporters right after the signing of the document.

He stressed that the Memorandum contains a “very important formulation” regarding Ukraine. “The text of the Memorandum notes that Ukraine is an” outpost “for the protection of Western democracy on the basis of Russian aggression, which is an important understanding and recognition of Ukraine’s role, which protects not only its statehood, but the entire free world,” the speaker said.

The Memorandum specifies in detail the areas for inter-parliamentary dialogue, including in matters of international politics, security, trade, industry, innovation, infrastructure, and space. In addition, the document covers issues of cooperation in the areas of health, agriculture, natural resources, as well as other areas.

Prior to this, the Ukrainian-American interparliamentary cooperation was based on a memorandum of 1999, which contributed to the expansion of strategic relations between Ukraine and the United States.