Blinken to make working visit to Kyiv – U.S. Department of State

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Canan Kevser
30 April 2021, 17:20
Canan Kevser
30 April 2021, 17:20

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will make a working visit to Ukraine on May 5-6 to discuss Russian aggression with Ukrainian officials and society representatives.

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price announced this in a press statement published on Friday.

"The Secretary will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, May 5-6, where he will meet with President Zelensky, Foreign Minister [Dmytro] Kuleba, other officials, and representatives of Ukrainian civil society to reaffirm unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of Russia's ongoing aggression," the statement reads.

Price said that Blinken would also encourage continued progress on Ukraine's institutional reform agenda, particularly anti-corruption action, which is key to securing Ukraine's democratic institutions, economic prosperity, and Euro-Atlantic future.

According to the statement, as part of his visit to Europe, Blinken will also attend the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Meeting in London, the United Kingdom, on May 3-5.