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North Atlantic Council, Stoltenberg start visit to Ukraine on October 30

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will hold meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on October 31  
11:49, 30 October 2019

Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg
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The North Atlantic Council and Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg will be visiting Ukraine for two days starting from October 30. This was reported by NATO press service.

“The visit will start in Odesa on 30 October, where the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and the NATO Ambassadors will visit the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). Four NATO Mine Countermeasures Vessels from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, and Spain will be docked in the port of Odesa, as part of their patrolling in the Black Sea,” the message says.

Jens Stoltenberg will also deliver a speech to cadets at the Maritime Academy in Odesa. 

NATO Secretary-General will hold a meeting of NATO-Ukraine Commission with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on October 31 and will deliver an address at the Verkhovna Rada.

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The Secretary-General and the NATO Permanent Representatives will meet the Chairman of the Rada, Mr. Dmytro Razumkov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Vadym Prystaiko and the Minister of Defence, Mr. Andriy Zahorodniuk.

Furthermore, the Deputy Secretary-General, Mircea Geoana, and the NATO Ambassadors will meet the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, Mr. Dmytro Razumkov and Heads of Parliamentary factions. They will also have a social lunch with the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Mr. Dmytro Kuleba.

Outreach activities will be organized, during which NATO Ambassadors will engage with members of the civil society.

Earlier, Minister of Defence Andriy Zahorodniuk announced the decision of the North-Atlantic Alliance and Ukraine on the new format of relations, which would be made in the near future. According to him, all the cooperative programs between Ukraine and NATO would be collected into one document.

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