Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission meeting to take place next week, - Ukrainian Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

A new Charter of Strategic Partnership will be signed during the meeting
16:58, 4 November 2021

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A meeting of the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission will be held in Washington on Wednesday, November 10. A new charter will be signed during the meeting,  Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced during a briefing.

"I am pleased to announce that on November 10, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and I will hold a meeting of the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission in Washington, where we will sign a new Strategic Partnership Charter," Kuleba said.

Kuleba noted that the commission will resume work after a break of several years and will become a driver of the partnership between Ukraine and the United States. The new Charter of Strategic Partnership meets the common challenges currently facing Ukraine and the United States and strengthens transatlantic unity, the minister said.

"Washington's readiness for a qualitatively new stage of strategic partnership shows that Ukraine is trusted and is one of the key US allies in the region," the minister stressed.

The Minister also said that the meeting of the Commission, in particular, will include issues of Ukraine's defense, strengthening energy security, attracting US investment in Ukraine, joint fight against cyber threats and climate change.

As it was reported, on September 1 the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Joe Biden, agreed to restart the commission on strategic partnership between the two countries.The leaders of the two countries reached such an agreement during talks in Washington.

Later Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba shared the main tasks of the Commission. According to him, they are:

- reform of the commission to make its structure more efficient and effective;

- submission of the Ukrainian’s draft of the joint Charter of Strategic Partnership to the American side;

- preparation of a plan for the transformation of Ukraine, which was presented by President Volodymyr Zelensky in the United States for consideration at a meeting of the commission.

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