Deputy Head of the Ukrainian President's Office Andriy Sybiha and Secretary-General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization Asaf Hajiyev, who is on a visit to Ukraine, have discussed the security situation in the east of the country, according to a statement posted on the president's website.
The meeting was also attended by MP Anna Purtova, head of Ukraine's permanent delegation to PABSEC, the statement said.
Sybiha informed Hajiyev about the security situation in eastern Ukraine and the Black Sea region. In this context, the initiatives developed by Ukraine together with international partners to restore a stable security situation and ensure a peaceful settlement were noted.
Participants in the meeting exchanged views on the situation on the EU-Belarus border. Sybiha spoke about measures being taken by Ukraine to properly protect the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.
Sybiha also talked about Ukraine's vision on the further development and institutionalization of the Crimea Platform, the inaugural summit of which took place in Kyiv in August. In this context, yesterday's adoption of a draft resolution of the UN General Assembly on the human rights situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea was noted.
The interlocutors paid special attention to topical issues of cooperation between Ukraine and PABSEC.
Sybiha thanked Hajiyev for PABSEC's continued support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.