The Atlantic Council of the United States and Burisma Group Sign Cooperative Agreement

19 January 2017

The Atlantic Council of the United States and Burisma Group, an independent gas producer in Ukraine, have announced a cooperative agreement. Atlantic Council will develop programs with Burisma’s support to strengthen transatlantic relations, including a focus on energy security and related issues.

The cooperative agreement will be led by the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, whose mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values, and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia, and Central Asia in the East. The Center’s Ukraine in Europe Initiative is designed to galvanize international support for an independent Ukraine within secure borders whose people will determine their own future.

“I am very pleased by this opportunity to be able to develop a more extensive and robust agenda in Ukraine and in the U.S.,” said Ambassador John Herbst, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. – Burisma’s support and cooperation will enable us to continue to expand our Ukraine programming and to provide new platforms for discussing these vital and timely issues.”

“The Atlantic Council has played a vital role in Ukraine in championing transatlantic relations, democracy, and energy security,” said Nikolay Zlochevskyi, president of Burisma Group. – Mr. Herbst has been a tireless champion for Ukraine, and Burisma welcomes this opportunity to support the work of the Ambassador and the Atlantic Council.”

The Atlantic Council’s work to date in Ukraine aims to strengthen the country’s security, preserve its territorial integrity, and advance transformational democratic, economic, and governance reforms. Burisma, Ukraine’s leading independent gas producer, is committed to strengthening energy security in Ukraine and across the European and Eurasian region, implementing modern best-in-class technologies, and following best practices in corporate governance, social responsibility, and sustainability.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive international dialogue. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. The Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center fosters dialogue among regional leaders. Combining in-depth understanding of Eurasia’s history with expertise on politics, economics, and energy, the Center provides distinctive research and advice to governments and businesses worldwide. It seeks to promote an agenda of regional cooperation and integration based on shared values and common interest in a free, prosperous, and peaceful future.

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