At the meeting in Paris, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak and Foreign Policy Adviser to the President of France Emmanuel Bonne discussed in detail the course of the Minsk process and bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and France.
The Ukrainian delegation, which is holding a series of meetings in the French capital, is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov. It also includes Minister of Defense Andriy Taran, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva and Adviser to the President of Ukraine Ruslan Demchenko.
Andriy Yermak and Emmanuel Bonne discussed preparations for the upcoming visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Ukraine, which may take place by the end of this year.
The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine also spoke in detail about Ukraine's efforts to intensify the Minsk negotiation process, in particular about the reset of the Ukrainian delegation and raising its status.
"Ukraine is doing everything possible to fully implement the Paris agreements, which would open the possibility for a summit of the leaders of the "Normandy Four" in Berlin. We highly appreciate the mediation efforts of France and Germany as our partners in the Normandy format. Today, strengthening our coordination is very important," he said.
Andriy Yermak and Emmanuel Bonne discussed in detail the state of implementation of the agreements of the December Paris summit in the Normandy format in the context of preparations for the next meeting in Berlin and agreed on the need to hold it as soon as possible.
The parties also discussed the possibility of a meeting of foreign policy advisers to the leaders of the "Normandy Four" in the coming weeks.