President of Ukraine

President had a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch

8 August 2019 - 15:37

President had a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in Fener, Istanbul.

The Ecumenical Patriarch reiterated support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch for supporting Ukraine.

“Our common value is human life. This is the main thing for me, especially now, when I became President of Ukraine. The authorities shouldn’t interfere in church affairs. I will defend the independence of the church,” the Head of State emphasized.

The agenda of the President’s visit to Turkey also includes St. George's Cathedral located on the territory of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.