The Presidents of Ukraine and Poland Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Andrzej Duda discussed bilateral relations during the working visit of the Head of State to the Republic of Poland to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp.
After talks with Andrzej Duda, Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that Ukraine had allowed exploration works, and Polish experts had conducted the first exploratory digging in the Lviv region. The next step is the restoration by the Polish party of the damaged Ukrainian grave on Mount Monasterz.
"We have managed to lower the degree of emotion concerning the common tragic past, and today our countries are heading to the future with an open heart. From now on, in our relations, we focus on the things that unite us," the President said in a statement to the media in Oświęcim.
For his part, Andrzej Duda expressed gratitude and called it a gesture of friendship that in Jerusalem, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife laid red and white flowers to the sites of the Valley of the Communities dedicated to the Jewish communities of Ukraine and Poland eliminated during the Holocaust.
According to the Head of State, Ukraine and Poland are planning to hold a series of joint events this year.
"I believe that one of them will be the visit of Mr. President Duda to Ukraine," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
He thanked Poland for supporting the territorial integrity, sovereignty of Ukraine, and stressed that our country appreciated the reliable support for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine by Andrzej Duda and the Polish state.
“We enjoy full understanding and trust. We believe that it should always be this way between our countries, between Ukraine and Poland,” the President added.
During the meeting, the heads of state also agreed on the issues of further economic cooperation.
“Poland is our fourth largest trading partner. I am convinced that Polish investors will properly evaluate the reforms and improvement of the business climate in Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
"Today we have agreed to further develop and strengthen our strategic, friendly partnership," the Head of State emphasized.
Polish President Andrzej Duda thanked the President of Ukraine for taking part in the events marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp.