President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson in New York.
The parties positively assessed the first results of the implementation of the Agreement on Political Cooperation, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
"In less than a year of the Agreement, we already have concrete results of Ukrainian-British cooperation in many areas," the President stressed.
In particular, there was an increase in bilateral trade in the first half of this year by more than 70%.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Boris Johnson exchanged views on the security situation in the east and around Ukraine, in particular in the Black Sea-Azov region. The President thanked for the continued support of the United Kingdom for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and freedom of navigation in the region.
During the meeting, special attention was paid to further cooperation with the United Kingdom on the development of Ukraine's defense capabilities and strengthening the Ukrainian fleet.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked for the support of the British party in creating the Crimea Platform, as well as the constant attention to the human rights situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea. The Head of State handed over to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom a list of almost 450 Ukrainians who are illegally detained in temporarily uncontrolled territories and in the Russian Federation.
The parties discussed cooperation in the field of energy, in particular nuclear energy, and challenges for the European region due to the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. The President of Ukraine stressed that this project is a geopolitical weapon of Russia.
The interlocutors also discussed further political dialogue activities at the highest level, including the inaugural meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue.
The President informed Boris Johnson of his intention to take part in the high-level segment of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place in Glasgow on November 1-2.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited Boris Johnson to pay a visit to Ukraine.