On May 12-13, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba will pay a working visit to the Slovak Republic, where he will take part in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Central five European countries: Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Czechia at the invitation of Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Ivan Korčok.
Dmytro Kuleba will discuss with his colleagues the security situation in eastern Ukraine and near the Ukrainian border, strengthening security in Eastern and Central Europe, and Ukraine's integration into the EU and NATO.
The Minister will also hold a number of bilateral meetings during his visit.
The Central Five (Central 5, C5) is a regional format for cooperation between the foreign ministers of Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, established in 2020 at the initiative of the Austrian Foreign Minister.
In this format, five Central European countries discuss topical issues of European and regional policy.
The previous C5 meeting took place on March 1, 2021 in Brdo (Slovenia).
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will take part in the meeting of the Central Five for the first time.