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  • Dmytro Kuleba takes part in the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers meeting
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 12 December 2023 10:30

    On 11 December, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba took part in the Eastern Partnership Foreign Affairs Ministerial meeting in Brussels.

    belarus did not attend the meeting.

    The head of the Ukrainian diplomacy stressed the importance of developing the security component of the partnership within the Eastern Partnership initiative.

    "The EaP countries should focus on addressing common challenges - countering hybrid warfare, disinformation, manipulation and foreign interference," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said.

    The Minister also stressed that in order to deepen sectoral cooperation, it would be necessary to focus on the implementation of regional projects, improve communication networks and revive energy cooperation.

    "The response to russia's use of energy supplies as a weapon should be to diversify energy supply routes, reduce dependence on russian fossil fuels, switch to clean energy, fully synchronise Ukraine's energy system with the ENTSO-E grid and integrate into European energy markets," said Dmytro Kuleba.

    The Minister said that Ukraine was currently actively developing renewable energy to become a supplier of clean hydrogen throughout Europe. First of all, it is about the implementation of Hydrogen Valleys in Zakarpattia and Odesa regions.

    The Minister stressed the importance of integrating Ukrainian rail, road and inland waterways into the indicative maps of the Trans-European Transport Network.

    Dmytro Kuleba also confirmed Ukraine's intention to sign the Regional Roaming Agreement: "Given russia's ongoing full-scale war against Ukraine and the extremely difficult economic situation in our country, we will be ready to sign the agreement, provided that its provisions are applied no earlier than six months after the end of martial law."