An important development on the international scene is that Ukraine has begun bilateral negotiations with Romania Security agreement From its conclusion. This step was taken in Davos, Switzerland, with the participation of Andriy Jermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, and Julian Futa, State Secretary of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the press release issued by the Presidential Office, the negotiations are in line with the commitment to support Ukraine contained in the G7 Joint Statement. Romania is the ninth country to start negotiations with Ukraine.
Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, confirmed this The role Bucharest plays is crucial when it comes to comprehensive European security guarantees – Especially in the context of the stability of the Black Sea region.
During initial discussions, the two sides discussed key aspects that could form the backbone of a future bilateral security agreement.
Although Kiev did not specifically address the topics of discussion, in addition to Black Sea security, questions regarding Ukraine's accession to the European Union and NATO were almost certainly raised.
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