Upon instructions of the President of Ukraine and the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine the first round of negotiations with the Federal Republic of Germany on bilateral security commitments has started today, as envisaged by the Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine, adopted on 12 July 2023 in Vilnius.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva headed the Ukrainian negotiating team.
Germany has joined five other G7 countries with which Ukraine has also begun respective bilateral negotiations.
"Germany is our reliable partner and one of the leaders in financial, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Without Germany, it is impossible to imagine the effectiveness of security commitments and Ukraine's pathway toward future membership in the Euro-Atlantic community. That is why the start of bilateral security and support negotiations with Germany is crucial," emphasized Ihor Zhovkva.
During the negotiations, the parties exchanged their vision of the future bilateral security commitments, their format and content, and agreed on a plan of further actions.