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Arsen Avakov met with delegation from American Foreign Policy Council (PHOTO)

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9th November 2016, 10:30
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Sides discussed the situation in the ATO zone, compliance of Minsk agreement, the reformation of MIA, as well as rehabilitation and reintegration of former soldiers into civil society.

The American side was represented by President of the American Foreign Policy Council Herman Pirchner, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and a member of the American Foreign Policy Council Julia Burke.

According to Arsen Avakov, the Ukrainian side followed all Minsk agreements and would continue so.

"For elections on temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions we need to achieve sustainable safety" – said the head of the Ministry of Interior.

The US side noted the positive dynamics of the process of reforming the Ministry of Interior. This, according to members of the delegation, leads to raising public confidence in the law enforcement system. However, the need for further changes in the fight against corruption is remaining. American colleagues also confirmed their readiness to promote physical and psychological rehabilitation of employees who returned from the area of ​​anti-terrorist operation.

Arsen Avakov ended the meeting with thanking the US government for supporting Ukraine and emphasized the need for further fruitful cooperation.

Note: American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) plays a significant role in American foreign policy for already three years. Founded in 1982, AFPC is a nonprofit organization that aims to inform those who make or influence the foreign policy of the United States and promote building democracy and market economy. AFPC is widely recognized as a source of timely and in-depth analysis on foreign policy, working closely with members of Congress, the executive and the community, which might influence policy. The Council employs experts in foreign and defense policy. AFPC is a valuable source of information for officials.

Department of communication of MIA-Ukraine