Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has left on a working visit for the United States Sunday to partake in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. The visit is taking place on the invitation of  U.S. President Barack Obama, UKRINFORM reported.

Viktor Yanukovych will take part in official events of the summit, in particular, in the plenary sessions and separate meetings of leaders of states to discuss the reduction of the threat of nuclear terrorism in the context of safety of nuclear materials, the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in ensuring physical nuclear safety.

A priority for the President of Ukraine will be negotiations with the leadership of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB). The talks will contribute to the resumption of Ukraine's active cooperation with these financial institutions and to raising international financial assistance for overcoming the crisis in the economy.

During his stay in Washington, Yanukovych will also hold meetings with representatives of the U.S. political elite and American business. The visit's agenda includes negotiations with the leaders of individual member countries of the summit.

In addition, the Ukrainian President will honor the memory of Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, whose monument is set in Washington and will meet representatives of the Ukrainian community.

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