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 Ukraine embassy set to organize Poroshenko's visit to US shortly after Trump's inauguration, - Chalyi

The Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. intends to organize a visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the United States as soon as possible, perhaps in February 2017.

This was announced by Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States Valerii Chalyi, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"It's hard to think of visits immediately after Jan. 20, right after the inauguration. So this task, set in Kyiv by the Foreign Ministry, the Presidential Administration, was accepted... We will try to organize the visit as soon as possible. If we have it in February, it will also be a great victory for us," the ambassador said.

"I wouldn't guess in advance, say how realistic it is. But it is a very ambitious task, to organize the visit shortly after inauguration in February. Having previous experience... I can say I don't think it's not real," Chalyi noted.

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The diplomat stressed that after relations are established, the embassy will have to negotiate the agenda and coordinate the actions of Ukraine and the United States as strategic partners.

Chalyi also noted that President Poroshenko will not attend the inauguration of new American leader Donald Trump.

"The U.S. has no habit of inviting heads of state to such events, that is, they are attended by ambassadors. It is something peculiar for the U.S., and it somewhat differs from our practice," the ambassador observed.
 
 
 
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