New Ambassadors of Japan, Turkey, and Pakistan to Ukraine have assumed duties. The press service of the President of Ukraine announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports. "President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has received credentials from the Ambassadors of a number of foreign countries: the Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Zahid Mubashir Sheikh, the Turkish Republic - Yagmur Ahmet Güldere, Japan - Takashi Kurai," reads the statement. Speaking with the Ambassador of Pakistan to Ukraine, the President of Ukraine drew attention to the prospects of the development of political dialogue and cooperation in the framework of international organizations. "During the conversation with the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine, the Head of State expressed gratitude to the Japanese side for a firm, consistent position in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," reads the statement. Particular attention was paid to the further liberalization of the visa regime for Ukrainian citizens. The Ambassador of Japan informed the President of Ukraine of the decision made by the Japanese side in early February on the allocation of additional financial resources for the Donbas humanitarian assistance programs. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in early January 2019 Ukraine did not have ambassadors to nine foreign countries.