Program of the visit includes run a series of meeting at the White House, State Department and will also have a number of exchanges with the DC expert community, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Ukrainian MFA press service.
The Minister will focus on efforts to further development of the Strategic partnership between the countries, to coordinate next steps for peaceful resolution of the situation in Donbas as well as he will work to facilitate further US assistance to enhance defense capacity of Ukraine and to withstand the current economic challenges, the press release said.
Thus, yesterday Pavlo Klimkin had a meeting with the U.S. State Department’s Coordinator for Sanctions Policy Daniel Fried. The participants has discussed the further implementation the U.S. sanctions policy against Russia, the possibility to reinforce existing sanctions if Russia further violates Minsk agreements or continues escalation in Donbas region.
Special attention was devoted to the development of a common long-term strategy for Crimea.
Pavlo Klimkin also visited the Holodomor Memorial, which was built on Federal land in the DC due to the joint efforts of the Government of Ukraine and the Ukrainian American community. Dedication ceremony of the Holodomor Memorial is scheduled for November 7, 2015.
It should be recalled that Ukraine joined the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member along with Egypt, Senegal, Uruguay and Japanfor the period of 2016-2017.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko noted that Ukraine in the UN Security Council means global support pro-Ukrainian coalition.
The UN Security Council consists of 15 countries. The permanent members of the organization are only five of them: the United Kingdom, China, and the Russian Federation (as the successor to the USSR), the United States and France. They also have the right of veto during the voting.