OSCE Secretary General Schmid to visit JFO area in eastern Ukraine this week

OSCE Secretary General Schmid to visit JFO area in eastern Ukraine this week

OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid will visit Ukraine this week for meetings with high-level Ukrainian officials and travel to the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area, according to a report on the OSCE website.

"Schmid plans to hold talks with senior-level officials, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, and Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov. The talks will focus on the crisis in and around Ukraine and on ways to strengthen co-operation between the OSCE and Ukraine," the report reads.

During her visit, the Secretary General will also meet with staff members from the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) and the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU). She will also meet with representatives of international humanitarian organizations, as well as civil society representatives and youth activists.

Schmid also plans to visit eastern Ukraine to see first-hand the situation in conflict-affected areas and the work being carried out by SMM and PCU on the ground. 

Earlier, during the Berlin Security Conference on May 18, OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid announced her visit to Ukraine.


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