Zelensky, Trump to discuss Donbas settlement during meeting – Danyliuk

16:40, 13 September 2019
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danyliuk has said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. President Donald Trump during a planned meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly will discuss stabilization in Donbas and the issue of ending the war.

"For us, the United States is a strategic partner. They support Ukraine in reforms, in strengthening the defense and security sectors. The USA is one of the most important partners for Ukraine. The issues of stabilization (situation) in eastern Ukraine, ending the war will be discussed by our presidents," he said during the 16th annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) in Kyiv, an UNIAN correspondent reports.

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Danyliuk says he expects a "productive meeting" of the two presidents.

"We will discuss a list of issues important to our bilateral cooperation. The work is already underway, but presidents should meet to give a new impetus to this cooperation and, perhaps, this will give a push to other issues," Danyliuk said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would visit the United States on Sept 23 to participate in the UN General Assembly.

According to Prystaiko, a specific date is being worked out for Zelensky's meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and representatives of the U.S. government.

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