Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak met with Special Envoy of the President of France for Ukraine's Relief and Reconstruction Pierre Heilbronn.
The meeting was also attended by First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko and Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva.
Andriy Yermak expressed gratitude to the French side for the continued strong support of our country and practical assistance since the first days of the full-scale Russian invasion. He emphasized the special role of the active dialog between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and President of France Emmanuel Macron in this regard.
The Head of the President's Office also thanked Pierre Heilbronn for his important mission and visit to Ukraine and emphasized the tangible progress in the work on future projects for the recovery and reconstruction of our country.
"I am grateful that the French side not only provides us with the necessary assistance to prevail, but also looks to the future and works on the issues of Ukraine's recovery," said Andriy Yermak.
Pierre Heilbronn stated that he had had a fruitful dialogue with representatives of Ukraine over the past eight months and informed them about the elaboration of a number of projects in the areas of transport, technology, healthcare, etc., as well as the possibility of providing grants from France to restore critical infrastructure, energy facilities, businesses, and carry out demining.
The parties also discussed the issue of providing security guarantees to our country in the context of negotiations between Ukraine and France on the conclusion of a relevant bilateral agreement, as provided for in the Joint Declaration of Support for our country of July 12 this year.
In addition, Andriy Yermak reiterated Volodymyr Zelenskyy's invitation to President Emmanuel Macron and the First Lady of France to visit Ukraine and expressed hope that this important and meaningful visit could take place in the near future.