Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic will travel to Ukraine on Sunday to take part in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform in Kiev.
During his two-day visit, Plenkovic will hold talks with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Zelensky is expected to present the Crimean Platform, an initiative of Ukraine aimed at raising the issue of Crimea in international cooperation and strengthening international coordination on the situation in Crimea.
The Platform is to operate at several levels: heads of state and government, foreign ministers, inter-parliamentary cooperation, expert networks.
The participants in the summit are expected to adopt a joint declaration confirming commitment to Ukraine’s independence and territorial integrity and defining the framework for the international policy toward Crimea.
The summit takes place on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. Approximately 40 foreign delegations are expected to attend.
The Croatian prime minister will be accompanied by Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Raman and Defence Minister Mario Banozic.