On January 3-4, 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, and the OSCE Chairman, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz will carry out a working visit to Donetsk region. It was reported by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
The aim of the visit is to familiarize the head of the Austrian foreign ministry in the early presidency of this country in the OSCE with the state of Minsk agreement implementation, the socio-economic situation in the region caused by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine, as well as the implementation of charitable projects with the participation of Austrian humanitarian organizations.
Klimkin and Kurtz will discuss the efforts of the Austrian Presidency in the OSCE in 2017, aimed at resolving the conflict in Ukraine, as well as conflicts around Ukraine. Among other issues, Klimkin and Kurtz will discuss the deployment of armed OSCE police mission in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, strengthening the capacity of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine to implement effective monitoring and verification of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Ministers also scheduled a meeting with the leadership of the local regional and city administrations, members of the OSCE Special monitoring mission.
It is noteworthy that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) since Sunday, January 1, is chaired by Austria, which received these powers after Germany.