Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Kostyantyn Gryshchenko met with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mevlüt Çavusoglu. Mr Çavusoglu is a visit to Ukraine to participate in the visiting meeting of the PACE Standing Committee and the PACE Bureau upon an invitation by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn
The parties discussed the program and priorities of the Chairmanship of Ukraine of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and touched on some topical issues of the organization’s agenda. Messrs Gryshchenko and Çavusoglu also stressed on the need to strengthen the working contacts of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe with the Parliamentary Assembly.
Besides, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister briefed the PACE President about the steps being taken by Ukraine to observe its obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe. In his turn, Mevlüt Çavusoglu confirmed the readiness of the PACE to promote the implementation of system reforms in Ukraine, including through engagement of the Venice Commission.