Ukraine, U.S. sign updated Charter on Strategic Partnership
10:06, Thursday, 11 November, 2021
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have signed the U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership, which sets out the main directions of bilateral relations in key areas for decades to come. The signing ceremony took place in the building of the U.S. Department of State in Washington on Wednesday, November 10, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
"The Charter is a strategic document. It will determine for ten years the directions in which Ukraine and the United States will be developing their relations. That is, theoretically, administrations in the White House may change, but the Charter will continue to operate," Kuleba said ahead of the signing ceremony.
The United States reaffirms its commitment to upholding Ukraine's sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, including Crimea. It is planned to expand bilateral cooperation in order to strengthen security in Europe and the Black Sea region, as well as to strengthen energy security.