President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had the first phone call in the history of bilateral relations with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali.
The Head of State informed the interlocutor about Russia's unilateral withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, illegal blocking of navigation, shelling of Ukraine's port and energy infrastructure.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Ukraine had delivered almost 300 thousand tons of food to Ethiopia under the Black Sea Grain Initiative and another 90 thousand tons of grain under the Grain from Ukraine humanitarian initiative.
The President emphasized that Ukraine is ready to continue to be a guarantor of global food security and is interested in developing bilateral relations with Ethiopia in the areas of security, digitization, etc.
The Head of State also emphasized the need to create a platform for dialogue with African countries.
"The voice of Ethiopia, the African Union, the whole of Africa is very important to us," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The parties discussed preparations for the Global Peace Summit. The President invited Abiy Ahmed Ali to visit Ukraine.