U.S. representative to U.N. in Kyiv
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson (left) meets with Ukraine's Foreign Affairs Minister Hennadii Udovenko in Kyiv on August 20 to discuss the reorganization of the United Nations and U.S.-Ukraine bilateral relations. Ambassador Richardson congratulated Minister Udovenko on his "upcoming election to the United Nations," noting that it is a "great honor for Ukraine and the minister, who as a figure on the stage in Ukraine will now be a figure on the world stage." Minister Udovenko is scheduled to be elected president of the 52nd session of the U.N. General Assembly in September. Ambassador Richardson had been traveling through the Far East, Central Asia and Europe explaining U.S. support for the reform efforts of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan when he paid his first visit to Ukraine on August 20. After meeting with the U.S. ambassador, Minister Udovenko said the United States supports expanding the U.N. Security Council, "which is in the interest of the Eastern European group to which Ukraine belongs." During his one day visit to Kyiv, Ambassador Richardson also met with Prime Minister Valerii Pustovoitenko.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August 31, 1997, No. 35, Vol. LXV
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