Pompeo will hold a diplomatic tour of the post-Soviet space

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U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo will visit Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Dates of stay in the country is scheduled from January 29 to February 4. About it reports “Interfax”.

Before you start political tour Pompeo January 29, visited London, where he will meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Dominique Raab. They plan to discuss future relations after the British exit from the EU and expanding trade networks.

the next day, the Secretary will travel to Kyiv, where he plans to meet with President Vladimir Zelensky, the Minister of foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko and defense Minister Andrei Zagorodnya. Pompeo will also participate in a wreath-laying ceremony in Mikhailovsky Cathedral in honor of those killed in the Donbass.

After that, February 1, Pompeo will meet with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Minister of foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei in Minsk. They intend to discuss bilateral relations.

Next, Pompeo will go to the Nur-Sultan, where a meeting with the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the first President of the Republic Nursultan Nazarbayev and foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi.

Then the Secretary of state will visit Tashkent, where he will meet with President Sulcatum Mirzaeva and Minister of foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov. In Uzbekistan Pompeo also plans to participate in the meeting of foreign Ministers of the countries of the C5+1.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of state spoke about the signing of the “first phase” deal with China, calling it a victory. Vice-President Michael Penny also believes that the signing of the agreement opens a new Chapter in their relations.

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