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President of Ukraine met with U.S. Secretary of State in Davos

16 January 2024 - 15:26

President of Ukraine met with U.S. Secretary of State in Davos

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The event was also attended by National Security Advisor to the President of the United States Jake Sullivan and U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine's Economic Recovery Penny Pritzker.

The Head of State thanked the United States for its comprehensive assistance and leadership in supporting Ukraine.

"Ukraine is grateful to the President of the United States, the Congress and the entire American people for their unflagging and powerful support for our country. We count on your continued significant support, which is essential for our state," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The parties summarized the results of the fourth meeting of national security advisors and political advisors to the heads of state on the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula held in Davos and discussed the start of preparations for the Global Peace Summit. The interlocutors emphasized the need for the widest possible range of countries to be represented at the Summit.

They also discussed preparations for the NATO anniversary summit to be held in the United States. The participants of the meeting emphasized the importance of working on a bilateral document within the framework of the G7 Joint Declaration adopted at the previous NATO summit in Vilnius.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy briefed Antony Blinken on the situation on the battlefield, as well as on the priorities of the Ukrainian Defense Forces for the current year and the means to fulfill them.

The participants of the meeting coordinated steps in the context of further defense cooperation between Ukraine and the United States, emphasizing the importance of bolstering Ukraine's air defense and long-range capabilities.

The parties discussed the issue of attracting international investment to Ukraine, particularly in defense production. The interlocutors noted that the goal of cooperation is to increase Ukraine's self-reliance and reduce its reliance on foreign military and financial aid.