Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba and the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak arrived in Washington D.C. to prepare for the upcoming visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the United States. This was announced by Dmytro Kuleba on his Facebook.
“Today, Andriy Yermak and I are in Washington to prepare the first official visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington at the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden,” Kuleba wrote.
He pointed that the Ukrainian delegation will hold meetings with the U.S. President's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, senators, and American analysts.
The first meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. local time.
Kuleba also noted that the presidents have "a number of big topics to discuss."
"But whatever they are [topics], there will be no 'heightened tones' or some kind of blackmail. There will be a conversation between the allies who are working together to solve complex problems of security and prosperity of Ukraine, Europe, and the Euro-Atlantic," the Foreign Minister added.
As it was reported earlier, the visit is scheduled for August 30. The presidents are expected to discuss cooperation in the energy sector, as well as Ukraine's efforts to fight corruption and implement reforms based on shared democratic values.