U.S. To Sign Open Skies Agreement With Ukraine

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine A. Novelli will join Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Andriy Pyvovarsky in signing an Open Skies agreement. The signing will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 12:00 p.m. in the Treaty Room at the U.S. Department of State.

Open Skies agreements promote increased travel and trade, enhance productivity, and spur high-quality job opportunities and economic growth. They serve to eliminate government interference in commercial airline decisions about routes, capacity, and pricing and allow carriers to provide more affordable, convenient, and efficient air service for consumers. The United States has reached Open Skies agreements with more than 115 partners from every region of the world.

This event is open press.

Preset for video cameras: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (State Department, White House, Congress, Defense Department, Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identity card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Media inquiries for this event may be directed to: Michael Turner, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, at turnermr@state.gov or (202) 647-1682, or the Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State (202) 647-2492.