President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia Robert Golob, who arrived in our country on a visit.
Welcoming the head of the Slovenian government to Kyiv, the Head of State said: "I want to thank you for taking the time to visit us on such an important day - the day of de-occupation of Bucha. I am also grateful for all the help you have provided to Ukraine to strengthen it on the battlefield."
Volodymyr Zelenskyy separately emphasized the importance of the recent decision of the Slovenian government to allocate a new package of military aid to Ukraine, which will speed up the liberation of Ukrainian lands from invaders.
In this context, the President informed the Prime Minister of Slovenia about the situation at the front and emphasized that the continuation of effective and active defense support of Ukraine by all partners and allies is more important than ever.
The Head of State noted Slovenia's readiness to join further consolidated steps regarding the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula aimed at achieving lasting and just peace in our country.
The issue of cooperation between the parties regarding restoration and reconstruction in the liberated territories, which is already developing in specific directions, in particular in the Zhytomyr and Kharkiv regions, was discussed in detail.
"We count on the further active involvement of Slovenia in the reconstruction projects in Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.
The President and the Prime Minister raised the issue of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of our country. The President emphasized the determination of Ukraine to do everything necessary to reach a decision on the start of negotiations on joining the EU by the end of the current year. He also stressed the importance of Slovenia's support for our country on this path.
During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy also separately thanked Slovenia for its warm attitude towards Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homeland due to the Russian invasion.
As part of the meeting, the President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia signed a Joint Declaration, which will contribute to the enhancement of cooperation between the two countries.