Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva had a phone conversation with Adviser of the Romanian President on European Affairs Luminiţa -Teodora Odobescu.
Ihor Zhovkva informed the interlocutor about the current security situation in Donbas and along the borders of Ukraine. He stressed the importance of maintaining a balanced and coordinated position of our country's international partners and praised Romania's strong support for Ukraine.
"I sincerely thank the official authorities of Romania for their strong statements in support of Ukraine and the corresponding active efforts of our Romanian partners within the EU and NATO," said Ihor Zhovkva.
The current security situation in the Black Sea and Ukraine's initiatives aimed at intensifying practical cooperation to strengthen security in the region were discussed.
During the conversation, special attention was paid to the implementation of Ukraine's European integration strategy. Diplomatic advisers exchanged views on the importance of giving a European perspective to Ukraine and fixing Romania's support for this idea.
Ihor Zhovkva noted Bucharest's effective support for our country's Euro-Atlantic aspirations. The parties stressed the importance of inviting Ukraine to the next NATO Summit in Madrid in 2022 and fixing concrete steps to further bring our country closer to the Alliance following this summit.
Ihor Zhovkva and Luminiţa -Teodora Odobescu discussed the state of development of a number of bilateral projects, including in the field of infrastructure and cross-border cooperation.
The interlocutors also praised the mutual steps of Ukraine and Romania aimed at enhancing bilateral cooperation in the areas of common interest.