During his visit to Washington, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.
The President thanked Jennifer Granholm for her participation at the head of the US presidential delegation in the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform and support of the American party in restoring Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
During the meeting, topical issues of energy security of Ukraine and the region were discussed.
The parties exchanged views on the threats of Nord Stream 2 for the security of our country and energy security in Europe. The common approaches of Ukraine and the United States to the risks posed by this project were stated.
"Russian gas is the most polluted in the world due to significant methane emissions during production and transportation, as well as corruption, blackmail and manipulation," said the President of Ukraine.
Vladimir Zelenskyy stressed the importance of creating effective safeguards against Russia's use of gas as a weapon.
In this context, he noted the importance of launching regular trilateral consultations in the Ukraine-Germany-US format on the preservation of Ukrainian transit and ensuring European energy security as soon as possible.
The parties discussed in detail ways to intensify cooperation between Ukraine and the United States in the field of energy, combating climate change and "green" transformation.
"We have consciously chosen the path of reforms and decarbonisation of the energy sector," the President said.
The parties emphasized that the involvement of the United States in the implementation of this ambitious plan opens up opportunities for building a new quality of partnership between the countries.
Particular attention was paid to cooperation in the field of nuclear energy and the implementation of projects for the construction of additional reactors at Ukrainian nuclear power plants, and the use of small modular reactors.
The President of Ukraine expressed confidence that the launch of the Strategic Dialogue on Energy and Climate between Ukraine and the United States will contribute to the further intensification of bilateral cooperation and the practical implementation of joint initiatives and projects.