President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy with a request to convene an ad-hoc plenary session of the Parliament on Wednesday, May 22, and include in the agenda the consideration of the amendments to the laws of Ukraine "On Elections of People's Deputies of Ukraine" and "On Public Procurement".
Consultations with Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, his deputies Iryna Gerashchenko and Oksana Syroyid, and leaders of parliamentary factions and groups are being continued in the Presidential Administration.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis. Mr. Vējonis arrived in Ukraine to attend the solemn ceremony of inauguration of the newly elected President.
The parties discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union, as well as counteraction to the Kremlin's aggression in Donbas, prospects of de-occupation of Crimea and holding of the next round of tripartite negotiations in the Ukraine-EU-Russia format on preparations to the conclusion of the gas contract.
The Head of State stressed that Russian aggression in the east and Russia's occupation of Crimea required the continuation of the international pressure on the Russian Federation. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is hopeful that Budapest would resume support for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė who arrived for the inauguration on May 20. The Head of State thanked Mrs. Grybauskaitė for congratulations on assumption of the presidency. He noted that the sitting President of Lithuania was a true and reliable friend of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with the representatives of the US Administration and US Congress who arrived in Kyiv to take part in the official ceremony of inauguration of the Head of State.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid who arrived for the inauguration of the newly elected Head of State. The President of Ukraine thanked the President of Estonia for the warm congratulations on the occasion of assuming office. Volodymyr Zelenskyy also noted the efforts of Estonia in supporting the European integration aspirations of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili. She arrived in Ukraine for the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Head of State. Salome Zourabichvili wished Volodymyr Zelenskyy success at the post of President of Ukraine. The Head of State outlined his priorities.