A memorandum of Ukrainian-Belarusian cooperation in carrying out projects within the framework of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program was signed in Kyiv on November 5 as a result of a meeting between Viktor Yushchenko and Alyaksandr Lukashenka, said the press office of the Ukrainian president.
The meeting also resulted in the signing of a protocol of exchanging the instruments of ratification for a Belarusian-Ukrainian consular convention; an agreement on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between the Minsk City Executive Committee and the Lviv Provincial Administration; an interstate agreement on the sale of domestic products through fairs in border areas and an agreement on the establishment of sister city ties between Homyel and Chernihiv.
The Belarusian leader arrived in Ukraine on Wednesday evening. Apart from Mr. Yushchenko, he is to meet with Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko and Volodymyr Lytvyn, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament).
Mr. Lukashenka is also to participate in the opening ceremony for a Belarusian language and culture center at the National University of Kyiv and a stone-laying ceremony for a monument to Belarusian writer Uladzimir Karatkevich.