President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who is on a working visit to Ukraine.
The Head of State emphasized that the visits of American officials to Ukraine are a powerful signal of unwavering support for our country by the American people, the President of the United States and his administration, the Congress and both parties.
"We are grateful to the United States for its strong support in reconstruction. This is really important for Ukraine, which experiences barbaric attacks by missiles and drones from the aggressor state on a daily basis. However, thanks to such reliable allies as the United States, we are becoming stronger every day in countering this evil," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The meeting focused on coordinating joint actions to rebuild Ukraine's infrastructure and develop transportation capabilities to export Ukrainian goods to international markets.
In particular, the parties discussed the prospects of further development of an alternative humanitarian route in the Black Sea for the transportation of Ukrainian export products. The President emphasized that military support from the United States is critically important for the reliable protection of this corridor from Russian attacks.
"We are extremely interested in developing the railway transport network of Ukraine, which is also important for enhancing our cooperation with European countries. The United States has a significant potential to provide Ukraine with appropriate assistance," the Head of State emphasized.
The prospects for establishing joint production in the defense industry were also discussed.