MFA: OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to visit Ukraine soon

He is scheduled to meet with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Prystaiko.

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Edi Rama is to visit Ukraine late this week and early next week.

“On January 19-21 this year, the incumbent OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Prime Minister and Minister of European and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama, will be on a working visit to Ukraine,” the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said.

On January 20, he is to meet with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko; following the meeting, they will hold a joint press conference.

As UNIAN reported, OSCE Chairperson’s Special Representative in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group Heidi Grau called on all parties to strengthen anti-landmine activity in Donbas.

“Mines remain the main cause of casualties among civilians. With this in mind, I call on the sides to strengthen demining activities,” she said following this year’s first TCG meeting, which took place in Minsk on January 16. “Today, the TCG and its Working Groups convened for the first time this year. Our work was primarily focused on the implementation of the conclusions of the Normandy Summit in Paris.”

According to her, the main discussion topic of the Security Working Group was the identification of additional areas for the disengagement of forces and hardware. The Humanitarian Working Group took stock of the exchange of detainees of December 29, 2019. The Economic Working Group discussed the issues of water deliveries in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (CADR and CALR).

The Political Working Group addressed issues related to the special status of CADR and CALR as well as the implementation of the ‘Steinmeier formula’ into Ukrainian legislation.

(c) Unian


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