From 8 to 9 December, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dimitro Kuleba, will visit Great Britain at the invitation of British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss.
According to Ukrinform, this was announced by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Kuleba and Truss will hold a preparatory meeting for the Ukraine-UK Strategic Partnership Dialogue.
“The Strategic Partnership Dialogue is a new format in Ukrainian-British relations and will be launched in London in October 2020 under the Comprehensive Agreement signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson,” the message said.
The parties will also discuss steps to strengthen UK-Ukrainian political, trade, economic, security and defense ties.
Kuleba will address the issue of visa liberalization for citizens of Ukraine.
The meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue will also be attended by representatives of specialized ministries and officials from Ukraine and the United Kingdom, who will coordinate the guidelines for further cooperation bilaterally and within the framework of international organizations.
During the visit, among other things, Kuleba and Truss will hold bilateral discussions on strengthening support for Ukraine against the backdrop of Russia’s aggressive actions, energy security and a joint response to challenges in the wider Black Sea region.
The itinerary of the visit also includes Kuleba’s speech at an event dedicated to Ukraine’s investment opportunities.
Reportedly, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed cooperation between the two countries in several areas during a meeting in New York with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 23 September.