On the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania Edi Rama.
Albania holds the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of September.
The Head of State praised Albania's contribution to countering full-scale Russian aggression, particularly in the framework of the country's non-permanent membership in the UN Security Council.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed gratitude for the consistent position of the Republic of Albania in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the decision of the Albanian government to provide practical assistance to our country.
The President informed the Prime Minister of Albania about the situation on the battlefield and described the challenges caused by the mining of vast territories.
The parties discussed the assistance from the Balkan countries in the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Edi Rama of Ukraine's efforts to consolidate international support for the Ukrainian Peace Formula. The President invited the representative of Albania to join the next meeting at the level of advisors and the preparation of the Global Peace Summit.
During the negotiations, the leaders signed a Joint Declaration on the Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.
In the document, Albania reaffirmed its support for Ukraine on its path to NATO, as well as its intention to continue to provide Ukraine with comprehensive assistance in its struggle for the full restoration of its territorial integrity. The Republic of Albania has confirmed its commitment to provide our country with political, military, technical, defense and humanitarian support in the framework of bilateral and international cooperation.
The President thanked Albania for joining the G7 Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine. This document, in particular, is the basis for further bilateral agreements between Ukraine and its partners.