Mogherini to visit Ukraine and Georgia

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will travel to Ukraine and Georgia next week. The visits are part of a broader tour of the partner countries of the Eastern Partnership.

On Monday in Kyiv she will meet the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. She will meet the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman as well as representatives of political factions in the parliament. The High Representative/Vice-President is also due to speak with civil society organisations and the leaders of Crimean Tatars.

In Tbilisi on Tuesday the agenda of the HRVP includes meetings with President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. She will also meet the Chairman of the Parliament David Usupashvili and leaders of the parliamentary factions, as well as with civil society. Federica Mogherini will speak at the International High Level Conference “Achieving Gender Equality” and pay a field visit to the Administrative Boundary Line, with the EU’s Monitoring Mission (EUMM Georgia).

Ukraine and Georgia are two of the six partner countries of the EaP. Both have signed the Association Agreement/Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union.