President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, who arrived on a visit to our country.
Welcoming the representative of the Saudi government to Kyiv, the Head of State noted that it was the first official visit of the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Ukraine since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
"We appreciate this visit and consider it as an important evidence of support for Ukraine, especially on the anniversary of the beginning of full-scale aggression. As far as I know, this is the first visit in more than 30 years of our independence. I hope that it will give a new impetus to further intensification of our mutually beneficial dialogue," the President emphasized.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the government of Saudi Arabia for its tangible support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's ongoing armed aggression: "First of all, I want to thank you for supporting peace in Ukraine, our sovereignty and territorial integrity. This is very important for us and our people, our society."
During the talks, the parties emphasized the importance of Saudi Arabia's support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, in particular within the UN. The parties paid special attention to the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula. The Head of State invited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take part in the relevant diplomatic process, in particular, to join the implementation of certain points of the formula.
The President emphasized that despite the ongoing armed aggression, our country continues to make its contribution to global food security. He expressed hope that Saudi Arabia would join the Ukrainian initiative to supply grain to African countries suffering from hunger.
The parties exchanged views on the Saudi side's participation in Ukraine's post-war recovery, as well as its involvement in promising projects in the investment, agricultural and energy sectors.