Visit to Ukraine by the North Atlantic Council

  • 30 Oct. 2019 - 31 Oct. 2019
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  • Press Release (2019) 109
  • Issued on 28 Oct. 2019
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  • Last updated: 28 Oct. 2019 17:46

At the invitation of the Ukrainian authorities, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) will visit Ukraine on 30 and 31 October 2019.

The visit will start in Odesa on 30 October, where the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the NATO Ambassadors will visit the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). Four NATO Mine Countermeasures Vessels from Bulgaria, Italy, Romania and Spain will be docked in the port of Odesa, as part of their patrolling in the Black Sea.

The Secretary General will also deliver a speech to cadets at the Maritime Academy in Odesa.

On 31 October, in Kyiv, the NATO Secretary General will chair a meeting of the NATO – Ukraine Commission with the President of Ukraine, Mr. Volodymyr Zelenskyy and will deliver an address at the Parliament of Ukraine.

The Secretary General and the NATO Permanent Representatives will meet the Chairman of the Rada, Mr. Dmytro Razumkov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Vadym Prystaiko and the Minister of Defence, Mr. Andriy Zahorodniuk.

Furthermore, the Deputy Secretary General, Mircea Geoana, and the NATO Ambassadors will meet the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine, Mr. Dmytro Razumkov and Heads of Parliamentary factions. They will also have a social lunch with the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Mr. Dmytro Kuleba.

Outreach activities will be organized, during which NATO Ambassadors will engage with members of the civil society.

Media Advisory (all times are local)

Odesa, 30 October 2019

13:50: Joint Press Statements by the NATO Secretary General and the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
± 15:40: NATO Secretary General’s speech at the Maritime Academy

Kyiv, 31 October 2019

09:30: Meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission with the Invitee with the President of Ukraine – public opening remarks
11:00: Joint press point by the NATO Secretary General and the President of Ukraine
± 11:50: NATO Secretary General’s address to the Parliament of Ukraine in Plenary Session

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