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Pompeo confirms his plans to visit Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

He will also travel to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Cyprus
17:22, 30 December 2019

The U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that he plans to visit Ukraine in early 2020. He wrote about it on his Twitter page.

He also said he was going to visit other countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Cyprus. The visit is set to show USA's willingness to cooperate.

“Excited to travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus in the new year to meet with counterparts and affirm U.S. priorities across Europe and South Central Asia,” Pompeo wrote.

Related: U.S. Charge d’Affaires to leave Ukraine in 2020

According to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Pompeo’s visit is scheduled to take place Jan. 3 to Jan. 4 in Kyiv. The secretary is expected to meet with the Ukrainian president, one of the Ukrainian officials added, noting that the meeting was strongly supported by White House.

As we reported earlier, Trump’s administration has decided to cut its financial contribution to NATO in 2020 and to send saved money to help non-NATO countries - Ukraine and Georgia, CNN informed.

"All Allies have agreed a new cost sharing formula. Under the new formula, cost shares attributed to most European Allies and Canada will go up, while the US share will come down. This is an important demonstration of Allies' commitment to the Alliance and to fairer burden-sharing," NATO official informed.

Related: Pompeo to visit Kyiv in January, - media

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