New York

7 May 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Leonid Kozhara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Leonid Kozhara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and currently, the Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). 

During the meeting, they discussed the main priorities of Ukraine’s OSCE Chairmanship, focusing in particular on efforts to address Europe’s protracted conflicts. The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation for Ukraine’s valuable role in UN peace operations and encouraged Ukraine to continue and further strengthen its support in this regard. They also exchanged views on the expanding UN-Ukrainian partnership, including on issues of human rights, health and nuclear security.