The first round of negotiations with Germany regarding bilateral security guarantees was launched on Friday, November 16, on behalf of the President of Ukraine, as provided for in the Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine, concluded on July 12, 2023 in Vilnius.
Germany has joined five other G7 states with which Ukraine has already begun relevant bilateral negotiations, the presidential press service said.
The Ukrainian negotiating group was headed by Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva.
“Germany is our reliable partner and one of the leaders of financial, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Without Germany, it is impossible to imagine the effectiveness of security guarantees, as well as Ukraine’s future membership in the Euro-Atlantic community. That is why the start of bilateral security negotiations with Germany is so important,” he said.
During the negotiations, the parties exchanged visions of approaches to the future of bilateral security guarantees, their format and content, and also agreed on a plan for further action.