In London, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson signed an Agreement on Political Cooperation, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The President stressed the exceptional importance of this Agreement as a new basis for bilateral relations, in particular, in the context of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
“Today is a historic day for Ukraine and the United Kingdom: we are starting a new stage of strategic partnership between our countries,” the President of Ukraine said.
The document introduces strategic partnership relations and establishes the main areas of cooperation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
The enshrinement of the general political principles of bilateral cooperation and partnership in the new Agreement is of strategic and practical importance, laying down a treaty-based framework for the existing ties of friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
The document provides for holding annual meetings of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue at a high official or highest governmental level in all aspects of bilateral cooperation. It is also planned to hold meetings of the Trade Committee, which will consist of representatives of the parties.