Deputy Head of the Office of the President Andriy Sybiha met with Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Ukraine Claude Wild and Ambassador for special assignments of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Simon Pidou, who is in charge of preparing for the 2022 International Conference on Reforms in Ukraine.
Andriy Sybiha praised the dynamics of the bilateral political dialogue between Ukraine and Switzerland. In particular, he noted the importance of the recent meeting of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy with Vice President, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis.
"We appreciate the close political cooperation with the Swiss side and the successful development of trade, economic and investment cooperation between our countries," Andriy Sybiha said.
The interlocutors discussed in detail the practical issues of preparation for the Fifth International Conference on Reforms in Ukraine to be held in the Swiss city of Lugano on July 4-5, 2022.
It was noted that the conference will be one of the key international events next year for both Switzerland and Ukraine. The parties exchanged views on the content of the conference, as well as possible additional elements that may be organized by the parties at this site.
The interlocutors agreed that the World Economic Forum, which will be held in late January 2022 in Davos, is a good platform for a thematic event dedicated to the Conference on Reforms in Ukraine.
"We are determined to do everything to make the conference a joint success of Ukraine and Switzerland," Andriy Sybiha stressed.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to continue close coordination in preparation for the Fifth International Conference on Reforms in Ukraine.