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Ukraine Adopts First-Ever Foreign Policy Strategy

Dmytro Kuleba Ukraine

The National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) adopted at its meeting the Foreign Policy Strategy. The document clearly defines the goal of foreign policy: the establishment of Ukraine in the world as a strong and authoritative European state.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba made a corresponding statement after the NSDC meeting. He added that the content of the Strategy can be systematised into three main topics.

“First: Ukraine is an active participant in international politics. Second: Ukraine is forming a security architecture for itself, the region, and the world. And the third: Ukraine is a country of new economic opportunities. These are three principles and approaches that will underpin each step we will take in the external arena,” Kuleba said.

According to him, the document identifies six priority areas of Ukraine’s foreign policy:

– Ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

– Opposing the aggressive policy of the Russian Federation.

– Promoting Ukraine’s membership in the EU and NATO.

– Facilitating Ukrainian exports and attracting investment.

– Protecting the rights and interests of Ukrainian citizens abroad.

– Promoting a positive image of Ukraine in the world.

The document has 254 pages, the minister noted.

As reported, President Volodymyr Zelensky plans to enact Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Strategy on Independence Day on 24 August.

Bohdan Marusyak

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