Naftogaz participates in US- Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission meeting for first time. Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev attended the US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission meeting in Washington DC on 16 November
Naftogaz participates in US- Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission meeting for first time
Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev attended the US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission meeting in Washington DC on 16 November.
The Naftogaz CEO joined the Ukrainian delegation in line with Presidential Decree #366/2018.
For the first time, the company was represented in high-level negotiations that had previously been limited to governmental officials.
The meeting discussed the cooperation to prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. “We’ll keep working together to stop the Nord Stream 2 project that undermines Ukraine’s economic and strategic security and risks further compromising the sovereignty of other European nations that depend on Russian gas. We don’t want our European friends to fall prey to that kind of political and economic manipulation Russia has attempted against Ukraine since it cast off its Soviet shackles,” US State Secretary Mike Pompeo noted at the conclusion of talks.
According to Andriy Kobolyev, US efforts are essential in the fight against the Russian pipeline project. “Our American partners consistently inform our European colleagues about the multiple risks posed by Nord Stream 2. The most dangerous of these include the destruction of European solidarity, creating Gazprom-dependent groups of states, devaluating the principles of equality, non-discrimination and common development on which the European Union was founded, which underlie major energy institutions, and which are shared by Ukraine,” Kobolyev said. He welcomed the strong US government position and their intention to continue efforts against the construction of the pipeline that threatens Ukraine’s energy security and is detrimental to long-term EU interests.
The Ukrainian delegation in Washington DC was headed by Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin It also included representatives of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Office of the President of Ukraine, Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Security Service of Ukraine, Head of the Central Election Commission, and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the US.
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