Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine


MIP: State Secretary Artem Bidenko Held Working Meetings in Washington

On November 17, Artem Bidenko, State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, and Alina Frolova, Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy on Strategic Communications, held a number of meetings in Washington, including with John E. Herbst, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center; Heather Ann Nauert, an official representative of the U.S. State Department, as well as with the State Department team responsible for relations with Ukraine.

During the talks, Bidenko noted that Ukraine had chosen the path of change, to which strategic planning attests first of all.

“We have a long-term planning based on three key elements: supporting the values of the free world, economic growth, and security matters,” the State Secretary said.

Bidenko added that we were trying to explain to our colleagues in the U.S. that, by and large, information about Ukraine is rather distorted.

“In two years we cannot reform everything, but we say the same words as politicians in the United States, we have the same values and will undoubtedly achieve the same result,” Bidenko argued.

During the meetings, the State Secretary also raised the issue relating to Roman Sushchenko and asked for supporting the topic in the international arena for the journalist to be released.

It should be recalled that Artem Bidenko, State Secretary of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine, and Alina Frolova, Adviser to the Minister of Information Policy on Strategic Communications, left for America to present the photo exhibition “.RAW Ukraine on the Frontline.”

In the course of the trip, a number of meeting were held with a view to further cooperation, in particular in promoting Ukraine in the world.



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