On September 23, 2007 in the framework of the visit to New York, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Secretary of State of the United States of America Condoleezza Rice, according to the MFA press-service.

In the course of the conversation, the parties exchanged views on the state and prospect of bilateral cooperation and in particular discussed the issues of political dialogue, commercial-economic and branch cooperation, interaction in the sphere of energy security, defense, counteraction to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and regional security.

The heads of the foreign policy offices of the two countries discussed the possible terms of visits at high and top levels. In this context, Mr. Yatsenyuk renewed the invitation for Mrs. Rice to visit Ukraine in the near future.

In addition, the parties discussed the state of preparation of a new Roadmap of the Ukrainian – American relations in which special attention will be paid to educational programmes and students’ and youth’s exchanges.

During the meeting, Mr.Yatsenyuk and Mrs.Rice discussed political situation in Ukraine in the view of prescheduled elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on September 30 and preparation for the future presidential elections in the USA.

It was the first meeting of the Minister of nearly 20 scheduled bilateral meetings with the heads of foreign policy offices of foreign states in the framework of the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.