Topical issues of bilateral relations, as well as the main directions of further development of political dialogue between two countries, including one on the highest level and ways to intensify economic relations were discussed during the meeting.
Special attention was paid to the planned visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara to Turkmenistan on 22-23 January 2013 as acting OSCE's Chairperson-in-Office. It was emphasized that Turkmenistan will become the first country in Central Asia, which Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will visit in the framework of the OSCE’s chairmanship.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara met with National Democratic Institute representative Katie Fox and the leadership of NDI’s Office in Ukraine.
On 10 December 2013, NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting at Ambassadorial level was held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels with the participation of Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Olefirov.
10 December 2013 - On the occasion of Human Rights Day, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara underlined the important role the OSCE can play in fostering co-operation between participating States aimed at building a community with the highest standards of respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms and the rule of law.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara signed the Book of Condolence in paying tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela.
A commitment to address protracted conflicts, stronger OSCE work on energy and environment, increased efforts to address transnational threats, human dimension agreements on religious freedom and Roma, and a reaffirmation of the Helsinki +40 process to map the OSCE’s future path were amongst the results of the 20th OSCE Ministerial Council that concluded in Kyiv today.