Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva held an online consultation with Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Liis Lipre-Järma.
Zhovkva briefed Lipre-Järma in detail on the security situation in Donbas and the temporarily occupied Crimea. He stressed the importance of a strong and coordinated position of the international community in support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and noted the unchanging position of Estonia in this regard.
The deputy head of the Office of the President and the adviser to the prime minister of Estonia discussed cooperation between the two countries in implementing Ukraine's strategic course towards European integration, as well as the results of the sixth Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels held in December 2021.
Zhovkva noted the importance of the meeting of the leaders of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova and the adoption of the Joint Statement by the Heads of State/Government of Association Trio. He thanked Lipre-Järma for the effective assistance of Estonia in the implementation of Ukraine's European integration strategy and support for the Association Trio format.
Zhovkva and Lipre-Järma discussed the next NATO summit to be held in Madrid in 2022, especially in the context of inviting Ukraine to participate in this event, and its expected results. Priorities for further cooperation between Ukraine and Estonia through NATO were coordinated.
The sides exchanged views on ways to strengthen cooperation within the existing regional formats and intergovernmental organizations, including energy security and the implementation of joint infrastructure projects. Zhovkva and Lipre-Järma noted the importance of Ukraine's practical involvement in the Three Seas Initiative, uniting the states located between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas.