President of Ukraine

In a phone conversation with the President of Slovakia, the President of Ukraine discussed cooperation in the security sphere

4 February 2022 - 14:24

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová.

The President thanked Slovakia for its continued solidarity in supporting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The interlocutors exchanged views on the security situation around our country. Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed about the initiatives of the Ukrainian side to intensify the negotiation process within the Normandy format and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

The leaders touched upon the issue of cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia in the security sphere.

The President of Ukraine praised Slovakia's support for our country's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

Special attention was paid to energy security during the conversation.

"Against the background of security risks associated with the construction of Nord Stream 2, close cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia is important for enhancing security of energy supply," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The parties agreed to hold negotiations at the level of relevant agencies to increase the guaranteed capacity for natural gas transportation on a permanent basis in the Slovakia - Ukraine direction.

The interlocutors also exchanged views on the situation with COVID-19 in Ukraine and Slovakia and measures to counter the spread of the pandemic.