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Zelensky, Stoltenberg meet at UNGA sidelines

Source : 112 Ukraine

Zelensky reaffirmed Ukraine’s willingness to continue active interaction with the Alliance in implementing structural reforms in the security and defense sector under the NATO standards
20:49, 24 September 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine and Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary-General
President's press service

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO Secretary-General held the meeting at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, as the President’s Office reported.

“Volodymyr Zelensky reaffirmed Ukraine's willingness to continue active interaction with the Alliance in implementing structural reforms in the security and defense sector under the NATO standards,” the message said.

The President noted the importance of the North Atlantic Council visit to Ukraine, which will take place at the end of October 2019. He expressed the hope that the visit will enhance practical cooperation with the Alliance in the development of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in particular, the Ukrainian Navy, as well as promote greater involvement of NATO in maintaining security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

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Besides, the parties discussed the issue of increasing the level of cooperation in the modernization of the Ukrainian Navy.

The President stated that the increase of the level of compatibility of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the forces of NATO member states, particularly, through participation in joint drills, training, and military cooperation programs, is the priority.

Moreover, Zelensky and Stoltenberg discussed the initiatives of the Ukrainian authority for overcoming corruption.

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