President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic Eduard Heger, who is on an official visit to our country.
The Slovak Prime Minister stressed that Slovakia had consistently supported the territorial integrity of Ukraine and condemned the occupation of Crimea. He also said that President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová had confirmed her participation in the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform, which will take place during the celebration of Ukraine's Independence Day in August.
"We have a principled position on the annexation of Crimea - it is a violation of international law by Russia," said Eduard Heger.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy told his interlocutor about the current situation in eastern Ukraine and the temporarily occupied territories.
"On behalf of the Ukrainian people, I thank President Čaputová, you, your country, your people for the firm support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the unwavering stance on sanctions policy due to Russian aggression in the east of our country and illegal annexation of Crimea," he said.
The President of Ukraine also thanked the Slovak government for the recent ratification of the agreement, which will allow the restoration of the full operation of Uzhhorod International Airport. The relevant bilateral agreement was signed during Volodymyr Zelenskyy's official visit to Slovakia last September.
The parties also exchanged views on the ways to intensify Ukrainian-Slovak trade, economic and sectoral cooperation.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Eduard Heger stated the strategic role of cooperation between Ukraine and Slovakia in ensuring Europe's energy security. They agreed that the Nord Stream 2 is a political project that undermines energy solidarity between the European countries.
Eduard Heger also assured of Slovakia’s support for Ukraine's European integration aspirations.