President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine met with the Prime Minister of Romania

18 October 2023 - 19:23

President of Ukraine met with the Prime Minister of Romania

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of Romania Marcel Ciolacu, who is on a visit to Ukraine.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to Romania for the significant practical assistance to Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale Russian invasion.

"I would like to thank you personally and the people of Romania for supporting Ukraine, the Ukrainian people, as well as for the military assistance packages that strengthened us on the battlefield," Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.

The President praised the results of his recent visit to Romania, as well as the first joint meeting of the two governments in the history of Ukrainian-Romanian relations, which took place in Kyiv.

"This is a great achievement after our agreements at the presidential level to build a strategic partnership between the countries. Today we see the development of these agreements," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The Head of State expressed confidence that Ukraine-Romania relations would be further built up. This will be facilitated by the resolution of topical issues of the bilateral agenda.

"Today, the strategic decision we have been talking about regarding the Romanian language has been made. I think this is the answer to how we will and want to work together," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President outlined the key priorities for further defense support of Ukraine by Romania, in particular, taking into account the need to ensure the protection of the southern region of our country and the port infrastructure of the Danube from Russian air attacks.

The issues of cooperation between the two countries in the context of ensuring food security were discussed in detail, in particular, the importance of developing new logistics routes for the transit of Ukrainian agricultural products through Romania was emphasized.

The meeting also focused on Ukraine's progress on its way to the EU, in particular in implementing the European Commission's recommendations for starting negotiations on accession to the EU.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized the assistance of the Romanian side in the evacuation of Ukrainian citizens from Israel to Romania.