In a post about this on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lauded the results achieved by the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission, and said that there is a solid basis for expanding the success of the bilateral collaboration in various areas.
“Congratulations on the encouraging results of the work, resumed after a long pause, of the Ukrainian-American Strategic Partnership Commission. I am grateful to President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Pompeo, and all our American friends for the reliable supporting shoulder and the unwavering solidarity with Ukraine! A solid basis has been laid for expanding on the success of our bilateral collaboration in the political, defense, investment and economic and energy spheres, as well as the area of security,” Poroshenko said.
According to him, the joint statement on the results of the session will open “broad partnership horizons: from joint opposition of Russian aggression and the reinforcement of the international sanctions policy against the Kremlin, support of integration into NATO, to reinforcement of trade relations, increasing investments, consolidating military collaboration and opposing Russian energy expansion”.
“It’s important to recognize Ukraine’s progress on the path of reforms and in strengthening our defensive resilience, as well to affirm Washington’s commitment to continue to support Ukraine on this path. Never in history have Ukrainian-American relations been so strong, productive and promising,” the Ukrainian President emphasized.
The previous day, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Washington to hold a plenary session of the Ukraine-US Strategic Partnership Commission. Washington officially expressed its clear support of Ukraine’s aspirations to join the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, emphasizing that Ukraine will one day be part of NATO.