President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.
The President of Ukraine wished the President of France a speedy recovery from COVID-19 and also congratulated him on his birthday, which Emmanuel Macron celebrated the day before.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy raised the issue of assistance to Ukraine from France in obtaining a high-quality licensed vaccine against COVID-19. The leaders agreed to further coordinate efforts on the distribution of the certified vaccine on the basis of solidarity.
"Thank you for agreeing to help speed up the provision of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a gesture of true friendship," the President of Ukraine said.
Much attention during the conversation was paid to the issue of achieving peace in Donbas. Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed the President of France about the current efforts of the Ukrainian party to achieve a lasting peace.
Emmanuel Macron assured that France would continue to take all necessary measures to advance in the peace process. The French leader stressed the importance of the parties' compliance with the agreements reached during the Paris summit within the Normandy format. Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that Ukraine had fulfilled all the agreements reached by the leaders of the Normandy Four last year in Paris.
"Thank you for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and our peace initiatives," the Ukrainian President said.
Emmanuel Macron confirmed his intention to pay an official visit to Ukraine as soon as the epidemic situation allows.