Ukraine, US signs new Strategic Partnership Charter

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Foreign Minister Ukraine, the new charter will determine the directions in which relations between Kyiv and Washington will develop over the next 10 years
08:03, 11 November 2021

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and US State Secretary Antony Blinken have signed the US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Charter as Ukrinform reported.

“The Charter is a strategic document. For ten years, it will determine the directions in which relations between Ukraine and the United States will develop. That is, theoretically, administrations in the White House can change, but the charter will continue to operate,” Kuleba explained on the eve of the ceremony.

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According to the document, the United States reaffirms its commitment to maintain the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea. It is planned to expand bilateral cooperation in order to enhance security in Europe and the Black Sea region, as well as to strengthen energy security.

The updated charter also reinforces the United States' support for Ukraine's aspirations for membership in European and Euro-Atlantic institutions. The document positively assesses the implementation of important reforms in Ukraine. Moreover, the updated charter provides support for an ambitious plan for transforming the Ukrainian economy, which involves the modernization of key sectors and the promotion of investments.

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On November 10, Washington hosted a meeting of the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission. The agenda of the commission meeting, in particular, discussed issues of Ukraine's defense, strengthening energy security, attracting American investments to Ukraine, and jointly combating cyber threats and climate change.

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