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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko and Secretary of State of the United States of America Mike Pompeo will be discussing issues of strengthening Ukraine's defense capabilities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported.

At 9:30 local time on Friday, the two will meet at the MFA Headquarters in Kyiv.

"During the meeting, the issues will be discussed of further political cooperation to restore sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, strengthen defense capabilities, promote internal reforms in our state, and develop economic and investment cooperation," the statement said.

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Following the negotiations, Prystaiko and Pompeo will lay flowers at the "Wall in memory of those killed for Ukraine" Memorial.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on January 31, at 12:00 a meeting will be held in Kyiv between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

According to the U.S. State Department, also in Kyiv, Pompeo will meet with Defense Secretary Andriy Zagorodnyuk, business executives, civil society activists, and religious leaders.

On February 1, Pompeo will visit Minsk, where he is set to meet with President Alexander Lukashenko.