The new Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, visited NATO HQ on 26 March to meet for talks with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, according to the NATO web site.

This was a good opportunity for the Secretary General to meet with Minister Yatsenyuk soon after his appointment on 21 March.

They discussed NATO-Ukraine relations, including intensified dialogue on membership issues and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the NATO-Ukraine Charter on a Distinctive Partnership.

The Secretary General and Minister Yatsenyuk both agreed on the need to provide more information about NATO to Ukrainian public opinion.

Mr. De Hoop Scheffer also thanked the Minister for Ukraine`s contribution to NATO-led operations and missions.