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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov on Wednesday held a meeting with U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the United States Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, William Taylor, during which they discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in cybersecurity.

"During the meeting, issues of bilateral cooperation and its promising directions were considered, in particular, the importance of intensifying the relations in cybersecurity was stressed," the NSDC's press service said.

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"Today cyber threats come to the fore and all countries must be prepared to counter them," the NSDC Secretary said.

Danilov expressed his gratitude to the United States for its consistent policy of maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and for the assistance the U.S. provides to Ukraine, in particular, in the security sector.

The parties also exchanged views on the current security situation in Europe and worldwide in the context of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

In addition, the officials discussed the outcome of the negotiations in the Normandy Four format in Paris on December 9.

They also touched on the issues of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration in the context of practical cooperation with the Alliance.

In his turn, Taylor assured of his country's consistent support of Ukraine and expressed the readiness to further deepen bilateral cooperation.