On Tuesday 22 September, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, will pay an official visit to Kyiv.
The High Representative/Vice-President will meet with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, before a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, which will be followed by a press conference at c.14:15 CET, shown on EbS. During his visit, the High Representative/Vice-President will also hold meetings with the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Andrii Taran, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in¬-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, Heidi Grau, and the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Yaşar Halit Çevik. He will also meet with members of civil society and the Ukrainian parliament to discuss anti-corruption developments in Ukraine. In light of the EU’s unprecedented support package (link is external) to Ukraine to support its response to the coronavirus pandemic, including EU-funded personal protective equipment, High Representative Borrell will also pay a visit to the Kyiv Regional Laboratory. Audiovisual footage of the visit will be provided by Europe by Satellite.
Ahead of the visit, High Representative/Vice-President Borrell has given a wide-reaching interview on EU-Ukraine relations. The original can be found here in Ukrainian (link is external) and Russian (link is external), and a translation in English is available here.
For more information on EU-Ukraine relations, consult the dedicated factsheet and visit the website of the EU Delegation and the EU Advisory Mission (link is external).