During a working visit to the United States, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Oleksiy Reznikov, held talks with National Security Council Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, Chris Smith.
That’s according to the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Ukrinform reports.
The parties discussed preparations for the forthcoming visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine to the United States, the situation in the region, and the peace process regarding the temporarily occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as the possibility of involving the United States in settlement talks.
During the meeting, Reznikov put forward ideas on possible ways to engage the United States in peace negotiations and revive the relevant diplomatic processes.
The American side stressed its readiness to meet with Zelensky in Washington, expressed strong support for Ukraine’s Crimea Platform initiative and the process of resolving the international armed conflict in the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, and stressed the importance of cooperation between Kyiv and Washington on joint priorities of the Ukraine-U.S. Strategic Partnership.
As Ukrinform reported earlier, on July 28, Reznikov stated he would be representing Ukraine at the meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group if the current head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG, Leonid Kravchuk, was unable to do so due to health issues.