Ukraine, USA negotiate on joint fight against terrorism

Source : 112 Ukraine

Secretary of National Security and Defense Council met with a representative of U.S. Department of State
15:43, 19 February 2020

Today, on January 19, Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov held a meeting with Coordinator for Counterterrorism within the U.S. Department of State Nathan Sales. This was reported by the NSDC’s press service.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of Ukrainian-American cooperation, in particular, in the sphere of combating terrorism.

"We understand the insidiousness of terrorists, and the fight against terrorism is one of our main challenges. In this case, cyberterrorism comes first," Danilov said.

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He also said that practical cooperation between Ukraine and the US should be stepped up, in particular in the exchange of information on terroristic threats.

In his turn, Nathan Sales assured that support of the United States for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity is internationally recognized.

The representative of the U.S. Department of State also thanked Ukraine for its willingness to cooperate with the US on counter-terrorism issues, noted the US's readiness to intensify cooperation with Ukraine in this area, as well as to provide our country with all necessary assistance in the development of counter-terrorism capabilities.

As we reported earlier, on February 14, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with US Senators Ron Johnson, John Barrasso and Chris Murphy.

The parties discussed the progress of reform processes in Ukraine. In particular, Zelensky noted the priority of anti-corruption reform and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.

"We have very good relations with the IMF. We are doing a lot to fight corruption, we are restarting the law enforcement system, we are adopting many bills in order for that to happen," the president said.

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