President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy received credentials from Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Wali Monawar, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania Valdemaras Sarapinas, Ambassador of Montenegro Dragica Ponorac and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Suleiman al-Mashar.
The President congratulated Ole Egberg Mikkelsen on the beginning of his mission in Ukraine as Ambassador of Denmark.
"I know you had a mission in Poland. We are good neighbors with Poland, and I think that this experience will help you a lot in Ukraine. We are different sovereign states, but it seems to me that people are very similar," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President thanked the Danish side for its strong support of Ukraine, in particular for the recently transferred rescue equipment to overcome the consequences of floods in the western regions of our country. Plans to strengthen political dialogue at the highest level and intensify economic cooperation were discussed. Ukraine is grateful and counts on Denmark's continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state and the continuation of sanctions policy against Russia.
During his conversation with the Ambassador of Afghanistan, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the need to intensify the bilateral political dialogue with this country, as well as to realize the potential of Ukrainian-Afghan cooperation in trade, economic and military-technical spheres.
"I want to believe that with the beginning of your mission in Ukraine, relations between our countries will be at a new level, first of all - economic," the President said.
The President thanked the Afghan side for its constructive position within the international group for coordination of assistance to the victims of the crash of the Ukrainian PS752 flight.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also thanked the Ambassador of Lithuania for the firm and consistent support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the significant practical assistance in the sphere of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of our state.
"I congratulate you on the beginning of your important mission in Ukraine. Ukraine and Lithuania have warm, good relations at such a difficult time. When the war broke out in our country, Lithuania was one of the first countries to support Ukraine at all levels, to support our sovereignty and territorial integrity," the President said.
The importance of strengthening bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation was stressed. The President emphasized the common interest in holding a regular meeting of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Lithuania at the end of 2020 in Kyiv.
In a conversation with the newly appointed Ambassador of Montenegro, the President stressed Ukraine's readiness to develop practical cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. The measures taken by Ukraine and Montenegro to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on citizens in view of the tourist period were discussed.
"Ukrainians love Montenegro very much, they love to have a rest there. You have very beautiful nature, very beautiful land," the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed readiness to develop political contacts with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and stressed the interest of the Ukrainian side in expanding cooperation in trade, economic, agricultural and military-technical spheres, as well as in the field of aircraft construction.
The President invited the King of Saudi Arabia to pay his first official visit to Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked for the support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and expressed hope that official Riyadh would be able to help protect the rights and freedoms of Crimean Tatars who are in difficult conditions of occupation in Crimea.