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Ukraine initiates talks with Norway on security commitments

Ukraine initiates talks with Norway on security commitments Ukraine has begun negotiations with Norway regarding security guarantees (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukraine has started negotiations with Norway to conclude a bilateral security agreement, reports Office of the President of Ukraine.

As reported, the Norwegian delegation was led by Christian Syse, Special Representative of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine. Representing Ukraine in the negotiations was Deputy Head of the Office of the President, Ihor Zhovkva.

"Norway is our key partner in Northern Europe, one of the leaders of the coalition of fighter jets that has been supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. It is important that today we have started the process of formalizing the security commitments of our countries," noted Zhovkva.

The parties discussed the main structural elements and blocks of the future agreement and agreed on the schedule for further work.

Security commitments for Ukraine

In July 2023, at the NATO summit, G7 countries signed a declaration on security commitments for Ukraine. Several dozen EU and NATO countries later joined it. The declaration envisages the conclusion of a bilateral agreement between the signatory country and Ukraine.

The first security agreement was signed with the United Kingdom in early January 2024. During his visit to Europe in February of this year, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed corresponding agreements with Germany and France.

Recently, a security agreement was also signed with Denmark. On February 24, Ukraine concluded agreements with Italy and Canada.

For more details on security guarantees for our country, see the material from RBC-Ukraine.