Slovakia to take part in Crimean Platform summit

Slovakia to take part in Crimean Platform summit

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Slovakia will take part in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform which will take place in Kyiv on August 23.

As the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs, this was discussed at the sixth Ukraine-Slovakia Expert Forum, opened by First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ingrid Brocková.

Emine Dzheppar outlined the priorities of Ukraine's foreign policy for 2021, in particular in terms of European and Euro-Atlantic integration, energy security and countering Russian aggression.

Speaking about the situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine drew attention to the deteriorating human rights situation and the ongoing militarization of the peninsula by the Russian occupation administration which threatens the security of the Black Sea-Azov region.

"In this regard, Emine Dzheppar presented the goals and mechanisms of the Crimean Platform to Slovak colleagues, informed the participants about the preparations for the Platform’s inaugural summit in Kyiv on August 23 and thanked the Slovak side for its readiness to participate," reads the statement.

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ingrid Brocková stressed that Ukraine is an important neighbor of Slovakia, which supports its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and does not recognize the violation of its territorial integrity.

The event was attended by Ukrainian and Slovak experts, representatives of government agencies and business.

The Ukraine-Slovakia Expert Forum is organized annually by the Ukrainian Prism Foreign Policy Council in partnership with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association and serves as a platform to discuss important issues of bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia.

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