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Foreign Minister Mikser travels to Ukraine
Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser is due to travel to Ukraine today, where he will meet President Petro Poroshenko, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrii Parubii and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in Kyiv. The meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin will take place tomorrow.
The main topics will be Estonian-Ukrainian relations, Ukrainian integration with the EU, Eastern Partnership, and the security situation in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea.
The purpose of the visit is to reaffirm close bilateral relations and Estonia’s firm support for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. In the run-up to November’s Eastern Partnership summit, Estonia is interested in discussing steps to further strengthen EU-Ukrainian relations and the Eastern Partnership.
Topics will also include the progress of reforms in Ukraine and ways in which Estonia can support them. Ukraine is an important destination country for bilateral Estonian development aid, with close to 40 different projects ongoing, focusing mainly on good governance, including implementing ICT solutions, supporting education and developing enterprise. Since early 2014, Estonia has allocated around 2.8 million euros in humanitarian aid to ease the situation caused by the conflict.
Tomorrow, 13 September, Mikser will take part in an Eastern Partnership media conference in Kyiv, where he will speak at the opening panel and participate in the subsequent discussion. The conference is one of four events that support the Eastern Partnership summit. A press conference will also take place, with Mikser participating. More information about the media conference: http://www.eap-mediaconference.eu/
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