Policy Update

German development minister hosts Ukrainian foreign minister for talks on strengthening bilateral ties

The Ukrainian foreign minister, Wadym Prystajko, visited Germany in December of 2019 to discuss the political situation in Ukraine since the 2014 conflict with Russia in the country's east and the increased development assistance from Germany in the intervening years. Currently, German development assistance in Ukraine focuses on financing housing for internally displaced people, caretaking of children, and the consequences of the 2014 crisis.

The ministers ultimately agreed to strengthen youth exchange programs between the two countries.

Press release – German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development