On November 30, 2011, Vice Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping and Viktor Mayko, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, held consultations between the two Foreign Ministries.
Cheng said since the establishment of strategic partnership, both sides have supported each other on issues concerning their respective core interests and strengthened cooperation on major international and regional issues, with smooth progress of pragmatic cooperation and increasingly active cultural exchange, which effectively promotes modernization of their respective countries. China-Ukraine relations enjoy clear positioning and objectives, solid mutual trust and a well-established mechanism. As the current international situation is undergoing complex and profound changes, the establishment and development of China-Ukraine strategic partnerships is not only of great significance to promoting bilateral relations, but also a positive contribution to world peace, stability, security and development. The two Foreign Ministries will strengthen cooperation in an all-round manner to contribute to the development of bilateral relations.
Mayko said that China is an important priority of Ukraine's diplomacy and Ukrainian leaders attach great importance to developing relations with China. Political trust between the two countries has reached an unprecedented high level. Ukraine is willing to further enrich the strategic connotation of bilateral ties, maintain the good momentum of high-level exchanges and strengthen pragmatic cooperation on economy and trade, military technology, science and technology, culture and other areas so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and their peoples.
The two sides also discussed issues including next year's development plan for bilateral relations, cooperation between the two Foreign Ministries and cooperation in pragmatic areas.