Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva discussed the security situation and implementation of Ukraine’s European integration strategy with Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic Fernando Morgado.
Ihor Zhovkva expressed gratitude for the strong political support of our state, as well as for providing assistance to Ukrainian citizens temporarily staying in Portugal.
The parties also discussed the possible participation of the Portuguese Republic in the reconstruction of the regions of Ukraine after the war.
"Portugal's active participation in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine will be a significant contribution to the rapprochement of our nations and bring our country even closer to the European community," said Ihor Zhovkva.
The Deputy Head of the Office of the President thanked the interlocutor for Portugal's strict compliance with the EU sanctions imposed on Russia, and expressed hope that they would be further strengthened in order to stop aggression and restore Ukraine's territorial integrity.
During the conversation, special attention was paid to the implementation of the European integration strategy of our state.
Ihor Zhovkva stressed the importance of the European Union's adoption in the near future of a political decision to grant our country the status of a candidate for EU membership.
"This would be an important symbolic step of European partners towards the Ukrainian people who today protect the security of the whole of Europe," he said.
The interlocutors also discussed further measures of political dialogue at the highest level.