Brussels, 8 November 2023 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, joined the diplomatic days in Brussels in November. 

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has announced that Kuleba is slated to engage in discussions with the European commissioners in Brussels.

This meeting will take place before the release of the European Commission’s assessment of Ukraine’s compliance with the EU’s suggestions.

The foreign ministry emphasized the significant role of the report in initiating negotiations on Ukraine’s EU membership.

Furthermore, Dmytro Kuleba’s itinerary entails engaging in talks with Alexander De Croo, the Prime Minister of Belgium, and Hadja Lahbib, the Foreign Minister.

The focus of discussions will primarily revolve around significant topics that require careful consideration for Ukraine.

Moreover, these include ongoing military support for Ukraine. They also involve ensuring the protection of Ukrainian energy infrastructure during the winter season.

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Additionally, there’s the effective implementation of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Peace Formula. Lastly, there’s the monitoring of advancements in Ukraine’s European integration.

According to the press service of the foreign ministry, Dmytro Kuleba has received an invitation to attend the conference of Belgian ambassadors as a distinguished guest.

Recent reports suggest that the European Union is leaning towards endorsing accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova. They are also contemplating granting Georgia candidate status, contingent on certain requirements.

Unconfirmed sources hinted that the European Commission is preparing a favorable evaluation of Ukraine’s reform progress. This evaluation is expected to be released on November 8.

This assessment may entail supplementary prerequisites for advancing towards EU membership. In August 2022, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, engaged in a productive discussion with Belgium’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hadja Lahbib.

Additionally, the conditions at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant were also a topic of conversation. They considered Belgium’s substantial 8 million euro contribution to the Ukrainian armed forces.

Minister Lahbib wishes to personally assure the Ukrainian people of her support. Moreover, Belgium’s willingness to contribute to the return of peace and the reconstruction of Ukraine.