Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly had a meeting with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller.
Valeriy Chaly noted that in the coming days there would be 20 years of Ukraine's accession to the NPT (Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons) that had demonstrated the devotion of Ukraine to the promotion of peace and stability not only in the region, but also in the entire world.
"The aggression against Ukraine was unleashed by the country that was to be one of the guarantors of our security under the Budapest memorandum signed 20 years ago. In fact, the memorandum turned out to be inefficient," Valeriy Chaly said. Thus, it is essential to elaborate new efficient model of ensuring the security of Ukraine, which is important for the security of both Europe and the world.
Rose Gottemoeller stated that Ukraine was among the global leaders of the non-proliferation movement and its position on the given issue was extremely important for the global security. She added that security shouldn't be built on the nuclear potential.
The interlocutors discussed the development of the situation in the Donbas and noted that the actions of Russia undermined the whole international security system.
The U.S. Under Secretary of State particularly emphasized the importance of developing cooperation between Ukraine and the U.S. in military-industrial sphere. She underlined the opportunity of implementing several prospective projects right now.
The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine noted that Ukraine was willing to enhance its defense capability through the reformation of the defense and security sector and raising the standards in the Armed Forces.
The parties have also negotiated bilateral cooperation in the sphere of non-proliferation, export control and nuclear security.
Press Service of the President of Ukraine