On the sidelines of the fourth meeting of national security advisors and political advisors to the heads of state on the implementation of the Peace Formula in Davos, Switzerland, the Ukrainian side, with the participation of the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak, commenced bilateral talks with the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania Iulian Fota on concluding a bilateral security agreement.
The negotiations started in pursuance of the instruction of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy within the framework of the G7 Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine. They marked the advancement of bilateral relations to the level of strategic partnership. This logically furthers the agreements reached following the phone call between the Presidents of Ukraine and Romania on January 9, 2024, and is a step towards the implementation of the Joint Declaration of the two leaders of October 10, 2023.
Romania became the 9th country to start bilateral security talks with Ukraine, and once again reaffirmed its unflagging support for Ukraine's independence and territorial integrity, as well as its European and Euro-Atlantic path.
According to Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, it is impossible to imagine full-fledged security guarantees in Europe, particularly in the Black Sea region, without Romania.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mykola Tochytskyi expressed gratitude to Romania and the Romanian people for their continued assistance to our country.
The parties discussed the main elements of a future bilateral security agreement and agreed on modalities for further negotiations.