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President Kaljulaid to embark on a visit to Ukraine

Tervituseks pakuti soola ja leiba.
Salt and bread for welcoming.
© Vabariigi Presidendi Kantselei

22.05.2018

President Kersti Kaljulaid will today embark on an official visit to Ukraine where she will meet with the president and prime minister of Ukraine and also pay a visit to Eastern Ukraine to learn more about the situation in the conflict zone and the activities of humanitarian organisations.

During the official visit, which will take place on 22–24 May, the Head of State will meet with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, and a joint press conference will be given after the meeting. Today, the President of the Republic will also meet with the Prime Minister, Volodymyr Groysman, Deputy Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, and the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andri Parubi. The President will give a presentation in Kiev at the closing of a project supported by Estonia called "Women in Business", open the Estonian-Ukrainian business seminar, meet with the Head of Ukrainian National Anti-corruption Office, Artem Sytnik, and also meet with the staff of the office, local entrepreneurs and representatives of the Ukrainian third sector.

President Kaljulaid will visit Eastern Ukraine, where she will meet with the Governor of Harkiv oblast and learn more about the work done to build up the region that has suffered during the war and the humanitarian situation. The Head of State will also visit the staff of the Joint Forces Operation that controls the operation in Easter Ukraine.

The Head of State will be accompanied during her visit to Ukraine by a representative business delegation, members of the Riigikogu, Eerik-Niiles Kross and Johannes Kert, and Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, Jonatan Vseviov.

After the end of the official visit, the Head of State will also attend the final of the UEFA Champions League on 26 May in Kiev at the invitation of President Petro Poroshenko. The Head of State will return to Estonia on Sunday.

Office of the President
Communications Department

President Kaljulaid to embark on a visit to Ukraine

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