Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov. He is also expected to take part in a NATO-Ukraine commission meeting and participate in
consultations with Ukraine's top security body -- the National Security and Defense Council.
The Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted de Hoop Scheffer as saying on arrival in Kyiv yesterday that it is an important
visit to discuss Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
Yushchenko has made it clear he wants to bring Ukraine into the European Union and NATO.
For more news about NATO expansion, see RFE/RL's webpage NATO Enlargement