President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic

21 April 2021 - 17:13

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Eduard Heger.

During the conversation, special attention was paid to the security situation in eastern Ukraine. The Prime Minister of Slovakia expressed concern over the increase of the Russian military presence near the Ukrainian borders and assured of Slovakia’s firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.

The interlocutors also exchanged views on cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. The President thanked Slovakia for its support in the issues of Ukraine's European integration and expressed hope for further deepening of practical cooperation in this area.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Eduard Heger discussed topical issues of the bilateral agenda, in particular in the field of transport and cross-border cooperation. The President stressed the interest of the Ukrainian side in resuming the full-fledged operation of Uzhhorod International Airport as soon as possible.

"I count on your personal support in completing the required internal procedures by Slovakia for the entry into force of the agreement on Uzhhorod Airport. I hope that we will be able to resume full operation of the airport shortly," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

The President of Ukraine noted that it is important for both countries that the border crossing be as favorable as possible. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the positive dynamics in reducing queues at the Ukrainian-Slovak border.

"It is important to establish joint border and customs control with Slovakia. It will also help us in the fight against smuggling. I ask for your assistance in speeding up the conclusion of an agreement on joint border and customs control at the border between our countries," the President of Ukraine said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited the Prime Minister of Slovakia to pay a visit to Ukraine to discuss issues of bilateral economic cooperation and establish cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia.