Raisa Bogatyryova, Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine (NSCU), arrives to Russia on Tuesday for a two-day visit, according to Itar-Tass. The main purpose of the trip is to prepare a second summit-level session of the Ukranian-Russian interstate commission. The session is planned for the first half of February, the NSCU press service has announced.

While in Moscow, the NSCU chief is to hold a series of meetings with the officials of the Russian Federation. In particular, during Bogatyryova`s meeting with Valentin Sobolev, acting Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, the sides are to discuss a scenario of the panel`s second session, finally to fix and sign a 2008 plan for cooperation between the staff of the Security Councils of Ukraine and Russia, and determine ways for interaction in efforts to settle the Trans-Dniester Region issue.

The visit also envisages Bogatyryova`s meeting with Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov. During the meeting the sides are to discuss matters of current importance concerning Ukraine-Russia relations, as well as promising areas of bilateral cooperation.