Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva met with Ambassador of the Italian Republic Pier Francesco Zazo.
Ihor Zhovkva congratulated the Ambassador of Italy on the beginning of his work in Ukraine, noting the high dynamics of bilateral contacts over the past year and the successful cooperation of the countries in overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the context of the recent appointment of the new Italian government headed by Prime Minister Mario Draghi, he expressed hope to continue effective cooperation between Ukraine and Italy on a wide range of issues on the bilateral and international agenda.
The interlocutors noted that the visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Italy on February 7, 2020 gave a significant impetus to the development of bilateral cooperation.
An exchange of views took place on the measures of political dialogue for 2021 and further steps to intensify trade, economic and investment cooperation between Ukraine and Italy. Ihor Zhovkva and Pier Francesco Zazo also discussed the schedule of contacts at the highest level this year.
Ihor Zhovkva thanked Pier Francesco Zazo for the continued support of Italy in the issues of restoring Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for supporting our country's initiatives to deepen cooperation with the EU and NATO.
Particular attention was paid to the current epidemic situation in Ukraine and Italy and the acceleration of Ukraine's access to certified vaccines against COVID-19.