On November 9, in Washington, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak met with Political Director at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Sir Timothy Barrow and Vice President for Strategic Stability and Security at the US Institute of Peace, former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor.
Andriy Yermak and Timothy Barrow discussed the schedule of further political contacts and preparations for the first meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue.
The Head of the Office of the President and the Political Director at the FCDO exchanged views on the security situation in the east and around Ukraine, further cooperation in the development of our country's defense capabilities and energy. In particular, they discussed the challenges for the European region due to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.
Andriy Yermak thanked for the constant support of Great Britain for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
During the meeting with Vice President for Strategic Stability and Security at the US Institute of Peace William Taylor, the interlocutors exchanged views on the security situation around Ukraine, discussed possible steps to restore freedom of navigation in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, and the issue of energy security in Europe, in particular in the context of the Nord Stream 2 project.
Andriy Yermak informed William Taylor about the preparation of our state for the Summit of Leaders for Democracy, which will be attended by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The Ukrainian delegation is also in the United States to participate in the meeting of the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission, which will take place on November 10. The delegation includes: First Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, Deputy Minister of Economy Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Valeria Kolomiets, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anatoliy Petrenko, Deputy Minister of Culture Taras Shevchenko and Deputy Minister of Health Oleksiy Yaremenko.