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Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 19, 2008


U.S., Ukraine Sign Charter on Strategic Partnership

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Ogryzko signed the U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership at a ceremony at the Department of State on December 19.

The U.S.-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership highlights the importance of our bilateral relationship and outlines enhanced cooperation in the areas of defense, security, economics and trade, energy security, democracy, and cultural exchanges. The Charter represents a statement of intent on the part of the United States to intensify our engagement with Ukraine.

The Charter also emphasizes the continued commitment of the United States to support enhanced engagement between NATO and Ukraine.

Text of the United States-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership is posted online at: http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/or/113366.htm.

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Released on December 19, 2008

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