North Atlantic Council to visit Ukraine on Oct 30-31 at Ukrainian authorities' invitation
The North Atlantic Council (NAC) will visit Ukraine on October 30 and October 31, 2019, at the invitation of the Ukrainian authorities.
The visit will start on October30 in Odesa, where the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the NATO Ambassadors will visit the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2), NATO said on its website.
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 October 31, the NATO Secretary General will chair a meeting of the NATO – Ukraine Commission in Kyiv with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and will deliver an address at the Parliament of Ukraine.
The Secretary General and the NATO Permanent Representatives will meet Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko, and Minister of Defense Andriy Zagorodnyuk.
Furthermore, NATO's Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana and the NATO Ambassadors will meet Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov and heads of parliamentary factions. They will also have a social lunch with Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba.
Outreach activities will be organized, during which NATO Ambassadors will engage with members of the civil society.