Political consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of Ukraine and Germany began in Berlin on January 25.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar, who heads the Ukrainian delegation to the talks, told Ukrinform about the topics on the agenda.
"It is a political dialogue, trade and economic cooperation, preparation of events at the highest level; European and Euro-Atlantic integration, issue of security in Europe, cooperation within international organizations, counteraction to COVID-19, interaction on vaccine production; opportunities to expand Germany’s technical assistance to Ukraine, as well as the issues related to the resolution of consular cases that are on the agenda," the diplomat said.
According to him, among the events planned this year with the participation of representatives of both sides are the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, to which the top leadership of Germany is invited, the 4th Ukraine-Germany Economic Forum and more.
These are the first Ukraine-Germany political consultations at the level of the ministries of foreign affairs over the past six years.