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Blinken to take part in meeting of NATO foreign ministers; talks with Ukrainian FM expected

KYIV. March 30 (Interfax-Ukraine) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans to take part in the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels, talks with Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba are scheduled, according to the U.S. State Department website.

“Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will travel to Brussels, Belgium, April 3-5, to attend the NATO Foreign Ministerial and the tenth U.S.-EU Energy Council meeting,” according to the statement.

The State Department said that during the NATO Foreign Ministerial, Secretary Blinken will emphasize continued U.S. support for Ukraine and our commitment to transatlantic security and the rules-based international order.

Blinken is expected to hold bilateral meetings with European Union High Representative and Vice President Josep Borrell, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he plans to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the ministerial level as part of the upcoming meeting of the Alliance’s foreign ministers, which is scheduled for April 4 and 5.