During the talks between Foreign Ministers of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and the German Federal Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, who was on a working visit to Ukraine on January 3-4, issues related to supporting Ukraine in defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our country were discussed.
The Sides discussed the situation in the Donbas, in particular the possibility of introducing a UN peacekeeping mission to the occupied territory of Donbas.
Particular emphasis was made on the need for the release of hostages in the territory of the occupied Donbas, as well as political prisoners held by the Kremlin on the territory of Russia and the occupied Crimea.
Heads of the Foreign Ministries highly assessed the state of Ukrainian-German bilateral relations, especially noted the success of the Year of Ukrainian and German languages in both countries, as well as the intensification of bilateral trade and investment cooperation.
As a result of negotiations, the bilateral agreement on employment of family members of diplomatic missions and consular offices has been signed.
The scheduled visit of the Ministers to the adjacent to the contact line territories in the ATO area of the Donbas on January 4 was postponed due to bad weather conditions. Heads of Foreign Offices agreed to conduct a joint trip to the Donbas in the near future.