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Ukrainian MFA sets 3 key priorities for UN General Assembly in 2023

Ukrainian MFA sets 3 key priorities for UN General Assembly in 2023 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba (Photo: Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukraine has identified three priority issues it will address at the upcoming UN General Assembly this month, according to Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, at a press conference in Kyiv.

"The UN General Assembly will be traditionally intense and tense," said Kuleba. According to the minister, Ukraine has already identified its priorities, including:

  • Engaging new countries in implementing the peace formula and taking further steps towards hosting a global peace formula summit.
  • Issues related to the export of Ukrainian grain to global markets.
  • Bilateral meetings to discuss new arms and support packages for Ukraine.

"And there will be hundreds of different issues, as is typical at the General Assembly," he added.

UN General Assembly

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy may travel to New York for the UN General Assembly in September, where he will advocate for his Peace Formula.

Ukrainian Peace Formula

In November of the previous year, the president presented the Ukrainian Peace Formula consisting of 10 points. This plan is aimed at regaining control over Ukrainian territory, freeing prisoners, and holding military criminals accountable.

Furthermore, the Ukrainian Peace Formula also considers important aspects of radiation, nuclear, food, and energy security, providing necessary guarantees. Zelenskyy has stated that Ukraine is engaging a broad range of partners to implement the Peace Formula.