Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Valeriy Chaly, confirmed that the embassy has been instructed to organize the visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to the United States as early as possible after the inauguration of Donald Trump - perhaps already in February 2017. Chaly said this at a briefing, "Interfax-Ukraine" reports.
The inauguration will be held on January 20, but Poroshenko will not be present as "the participation of Heads of States is not accepted in such activities" in the US, and events are held with the participation of ambassadors.
It is also unlikely to be able to organize Poroshenko’s visit in the same month, the ambassador said.
"It is hard to imagine visits immediately after January 20, right after the inauguration, so I have to perform this task, which was set in Kyiv by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from Bankova street (Presidential Administration, - Ed.). We will try to organize the visit as soon as possible. If it turns out to be in February, it would still be a victory for us,” Chaly said.
He noted that this is a difficult, but realistic task.
Chaly also said that the task of the Ukrainian embassy in the United States - "after ensuring contact is to start the discussion of the agenda and coordinate the actions of" Ukraine and the United States as strategic partners.