Razumkov hopes to expand cooperation between parliaments of Ukraine and Sweden

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Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov in conversation with Speaker of the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) Andreas Norlén expressed hope for expanding cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.

The communication took place in a video conferencing format today, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reported.

“Ukraine and Sweden share a high respect for democratic values. Together we can achieve more. I hope to expand cooperation between the legislative bodies of our states,” Razumkov said.

The speaker noted that the deputy group on interparliamentary relations with the Kingdom of Sweden, established in the Ukrainian parliament, was an effective mechanism for developing relations between the countries.

In addition, Razumkov thanked Sweden for its firm position in supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty that Ukraine has had in the international arena for a long time.

The speaker also said that decentralization reform in Ukraine was nearing completion. “This reform is very important now, as local elections will be held in Ukraine in the autumn. Legislation for these elections is being finalized,” Razumkov noted.

In addition, the speaker stressed that the international community should join forces to overcome the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Dmytro Razumkov invited Andreas Norlén to visit Ukraine after quarantine is over.

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