Ukraine –Croatia consultations on multilateral cooperation at the level of Deputy Foreign Ministers were held on 30 March 2015.
The Ukrainian Delegation was headed by His Excellency Sergiy Kyslytsya, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Delegation of the Republic of Croatia was chaired by Her Excellency Ms. Vesna Batistic Kos, Deputy Minister for Foreign and European Affairs.
The agenda of the consultations contained the following important for Ukraine issues in the context of ongoing Russia’s aggression:
- strengthening bilateral cooperation in the framework of international organizations (UN, OSCE, CE);
- sharing Croatia’s best practice and lessons learned from hosting multilateral peacekeeping operations in 1992-1995, peaceful reintegration of the Eastern Danubeland to the political, legal and socio-economic space of the Republic of Croatia;
- sharing Croatia’s best practice and lessons learned in overcoming humanitarian consequences of the conflict, in particular, in protection of women and children, post-conflict adaptation of war veterans, protection of cultural heritage.
The two sides have noted high level of bilateral cooperation in the framework of major international organizations and expressed readiness to coordinate their efforts on countering Russia’s aggression against Ukraine as well as to mitigate the humanitarian consequences of the crisis caused this aggression.