Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Ukraine Kim Hyung Tae.
Ihor Zhovkva thanked the Republic of Korea for its support of Ukraine, in particular its active position in the implementation of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Peace Formula.
"We appreciate the fact that the Republic of Korea is already taking practical steps on certain points of the Ukrainian Peace Formula, in particular in the field of energy and food security, for example, by joining Volodymyr Zelenskyy's humanitarian initiative "Grain from Ukraine," the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office noted.
The interlocutors discussed preparations for the next meeting at the ambassadorial level on the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula and the organization of the Global Peace Summit, in which the Republic of Korea plans to participate.
The parties paid special attention to the preparations for the third summit of the Crimea Platform to be held in Kyiv on August 23, 2023. Ihor Zhovkva noted that Ukraine looks forward to the participation of the President of the Republic of Korea, who has already received a personal invitation.
The Deputy Head of the Presidential Office spoke about the results of the Vilnius NATO Summit and their impact on facilitating Ukraine's membership in the Alliance.
"The adoption of the Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine by the Group of Seven (G7) countries was an unprecedented step in the written consolidation of effective security guarantees for our country on its way to NATO membership," emphasized Ihor Zhovkva.
He also proposed to consider the possibility of the Republic of Korea joining the Joint Declaration in the near future, as a number of Ukraine's partner countries have already done, in addition to the G7.
The interlocutors also agreed to continue coordinating joint actions and discussed a schedule of high-level contacts in the near future.