Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin participated in the CTBTO Ministerial meeting dedicated to the 20th anniversary of signing of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty.
During the Ministerial meeting held in Vienna on 13 June, 2016 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated on the important role and place of Ukraine in the process of facilitating the entry into force of the CTBT.
MFA of Ukraine shared on Facebook:
'Praticlar emphasis was placed on practical contribution of Ukraine to the development of the CTBTO International Monitoring System by hosting in Malin (Ukraine) technologically advanced primary seismic station PS 45, which enables Ukraine to identify the precise location of nuclear explosion sources and register maximum amount of relevant sources.'
In Vienna Minister Klimkin will meet European and American partners as well as high-level authorities from the Secretariats of the International organizations.
Pavlo Klimkin is a Ukrainian diplomat and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine. Since 19 June 2014 he has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
A Moscow-educated physicist, he has worked in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry since 1993, with positions including director of the department for the European Union, as well as deputy foreign minister in the First Azarov Government, where he played a central role in negotiating the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement.