President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy received credentials from the ambassadors of Vietnam, Brazil and Italy.
The Head of State hopes to further intensify cooperation with these states at all levels for the good of citizens.
During the conversation with Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Ukraine Nguyen Hong Thach, the President of Ukraine expressed gratitude for the practical assistance of the Vietnamese party in the most difficult period of the first wave of COVID-19. He stressed the interest in establishing practical cooperation between Ukrainian pharmaceutical plants and Vietnamese partners in the development and production of COVID-19 vaccines.
The interlocutors discussed the liberalization of bilateral trade, noting the growth of its volume even in the crisis year of 2020.
It was agreed to speed up the process of preparation for the signing of a number of bilateral economic documents in order to expand the opportunities of Ukrainian and Vietnamese companies to enter the markets of both countries.
The President of Ukraine and the Ambassador of Vietnam outlined the measures of bilateral political dialogue for the current year and discussed cooperation between the countries within international organizations, especially in view of Vietnam's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.
During the conversation of the President of Ukraine with Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Ukraine Norton de Andrade Mello Rapesta, the current high level of political dialogue between the two states was positively assessed.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed Ukraine's commitment to further develop strategic cooperation with Brazil, primarily in such areas as trade and investment, agriculture, energy and pharmacology.
The President of Ukraine stressed the need to properly use the existing potential of both countries to implement joint projects in the field of military-technical cooperation, as well as in the aerospace industry.
He praised the initiated work of the Ukraine-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue.
The President renewed his invitation to President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro to pay an official visit to Ukraine this year.
During the conversation with Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Ukraine Pier Francesco Zazo, Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised the achieved level of cooperation between Ukraine and Italy and the high dynamics of the bilateral political dialogue.
The President of Ukraine noted that Italy is an important partner of our country in the EU and NATO and stressed the interest in further deepening mutually beneficial relations.
The interlocutors agreed that the successful cooperation between Ukraine and Italy in overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is a clear manifestation of solidarity.
The Italian Ambassador noted the leadership of Volodymyr Zelenskyy in carrying out important reforms, including land and banking sector reform. He stated Italy's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty. Italy will not back down from the sanctions regime against Russia until Ukraine's territorial integrity is restored in accordance with internationally recognized borders.
An exchange of views took place on the measures of political dialogue for 2021 and further steps to intensify trade, economic and investment cooperation between Ukraine and Italy.