On February 8, 2018, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will make a working visit to Austria at the invitation of Federal President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen.
During the visit, bilateral talks will be held with Austria's Federal President Alexander van der Bellen and newly appointed Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, according to the Ukrainian presidential administration's press service.
Read alsoPoroshenko, Tillerson discuss release of prisoners in Donbas, RussiaThe parties will discuss the issues of deepening the political dialogue at the highest level, trade, economic and investment cooperation between the two states, development of the situation in the Donbas and strengthening of the EU sanctions policy aimed to support the international efforts to restore the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
A joint visit of the Heads of State to the Vienna Opera Ball is also planned.
Read alsoPoroshenko: Ukraine, U.S. agree on resumption of strategic partnership commission's workThe President of Ukraine is invited as a personal honorary guest of the President of Austria. The Vienna Opera Ball is an annual state event in which the country's leaders take part. The President of Austria has the privilege to invite another head of state as a personal guest.