The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on October 3 will visit Strasbourg (France) to participate in the Day of Ukrainian reforms in the Council of Europe.
"We have organized the Day of Ukrainian reforms in the Council of Europe in order to achieve three objectives: firstly - to discuss with Member States and the Council of Europe experts our achievements, challenges and priorities; secondly - to mobilize additional support for Ukrainian reforms, and thirdly - to refute the allegations by the Russians and some of their dearest European friends that "there is no reforms in Ukraine," the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba told LB.ua.
He said the level of representation of Ukraine in the West is "a clear diplomatic signal that the first government entities have something to say. Their presence is meant to demonstrate the desire to enhance cooperation with the Council of Europe for the sake of positive changes in Ukraine."
The Day of Ukrainian reforms organized by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Secretariat of the organization and the Estonian Presidency of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers.
The event is aimed to showcase the achievements of our country in the implementation of reforms that the European Council supports as part of its Action Plan for Ukraine for the period 2015-2017 years, which is the largest in the history of the organization package of expert and technical assistance to a member state.
The Plan includes the creation and strengthening of anti-corruption mechanisms, judicial reform, the implementation of the national strategy of human rights, the reform of the police and prison system and the creation of public television. During the meetings it is planned to discuss the results of the reforms and further priority issues of cooperation between Ukraine and the Council of Europe in these areas.
During the visit, Klimkin is slated to meet with the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe Nils Muiznieks.
Along with Klimkin, the Day of Ukrainian reforms in the Council of Europe will attended by the Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko, director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk, Deputy Prosecutor-General Yevhen Yenin, the Chairman of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges Sergey Koziakov and other high-ranking officials and representatives of Ukrainian public organizations that participate in the implementation of the Action Plan.