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News

12 August 2019, 16:00

Committees round-up: Daily

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

 

There is / body in focus of our committee scan today:

 

Committee on Foreign Affairs

The committee took stock of the results of its work during the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation.

The сommittee worked to update and improve the legislative framework of Ukraine's foreign policy activities, including parliamentary expertise and preparation works for ratification of international treaties.

During the cadence, the сommittee has held 153 meetings, with some 1080 issues considered.

The body has worked through 228 draft laws of Ukraine, resolutions and other acts of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, 160 of which were adopted on the second reading and in tote.

Performing its control functions, the committee cooperated with central executive bodies, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights and the Accounting Chamber of Ukraine, using and applying their matter and papers, conclusions and information to improve a legislative support of Ukraine's foreign policy activities.

The committee repeatedly heard reports of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding the implementation of the programme of activities of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (concerning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine), reports on strategic priorities of Ukraine’s foreign policy and information of the Ministry's leadership.

During the reference period, the сommittee has constantly heard information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, other central executive authorities on the problematic issues of foreign relations.

The committee held extensive thematic meetings on Ukrainian-Russian relations, denunciation of agreements between Ukraine and the Russian Federation related to the Russian Federation Black Sea Fleet's stay on Ukrainian Territory, termination of Ukraine's participation in the СES (Common Economic Space) organization and amending some laws of Ukraine on international treaties and the like.

The committee has many times reviewed information from concerned executive authorities on the existing international legal situation in connection with the annexation by the Russian Federation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as the escalation of the military conflict in the east of Ukraine.

There has also been conducted a constant stocktaking of Ukraine-Russian Federation bilateral agreements.

Repeatedly heard was there the information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and representatives of other Ukrainain ministries and departments regarding the termination of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation;  stocktaking of the treaty base with the Russian Federation in the context of the Russian Federation's actions in the waters of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.

The committee also held meetings with the newly appointed ambassadors of Ukraine (to Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Algeria, Latvia, Kuwait), as well as with the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna.

On December 7, 2016, the committee conducted a wide parliamentary hearing on topical issues of Ukraine's foreign policy, which resulted in the Verkhovna Rada's approval of the hearing recommendations, which provided an array of helpful and perficient counsels to Ukrainian authorities.

During the period of review, the committee has carried out three committee hearings, some thirty roundtables, international seminars and conferences.