President of Ukraine

Olena Zelenska met with U.S. First Lady Jill Biden

22 September 2023 - 09:00

Olena Zelenska met with U.S. First Lady Jill Biden

In Washington, D.C., First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska met with First Lady of the United States Jill Biden. The wife of the President of Ukraine thanked Jill Biden for supporting our country and its citizens.

"Our meetings are of great symbolic importance. It is a symbol that our states and peoples stand side by side in the fight against Russian aggression, evidence that the United States is by our side in this difficult time. Let me, on behalf of myself and the entire Ukrainian people, sincerely thank you and Mr. President Biden, the Congress and the entire American people for their unprecedented support," Olena Zelenska said.

She spoke about the third Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen, which took place in Ukraine on September 6 and brought together 27 spouses of state leaders from around the world. The topic of the event was mental health and, in particular, the impact of war on it. The United States was represented at the Summit by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The First Lady of Ukraine noted the role of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in implementing mental health projects in Ukraine.

"Speaking about Ukraine, the participants often used the word resilience. Our society remains psychologically resilient and is able to go through trials and live a full life at the same time," Olena Zelenska emphasized.