Ukraine and Italy have commenced negotiations on a security guarantee agreement, as stipulated by the joint declaration of the G7 countries. The first round of talks between Ukraine and Italy began on November 28, according to the press service of the Office of the President.
The Ukrainian negotiating team is led by Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva. According to him, Ukraine has already initiated bilateral consultations with all G7 countries, including Italy. Italy is set to chair the G7 in the coming year.
"We appreciate the significant contribution of our Italian friends to Ukraine's defense and the common victory. Italy providing security guarantees to Ukraine will be an important step toward our country's closer integration into the EU and NATO", - he emphasized.
During the negotiations, participants discussed approaches to the content and format of the future bilateral agreement and agreed on the schedule for further communication.
As reported, on July 12, the leaders of the G7 announced that they had agreed on a declaration of security guarantees for Ukraine.