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Telephone conversation between Laurent Fabius and his Ukrainian counterpart (June 19, 2014)

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke with his new Ukrainian counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, whose appointment was confirmed yesterday by the Ukrainian Parliament. He warmly congratulated Mr. Klimkin on taking up office at a critical time for his country.

Laurent Fabius stressed the need to do everything possible to ensure a lasting ceasefire that will be respected by everyone. Further progress must be made on domestic reforms, so that the aspirations of Ukrainian society as a whole are taken into account. The process of dialogue initiated with Russia must also continue with respect to the outstanding issues.

The ministers agreed to remain in regular contact.



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