President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with heads of foreign delegations and ambassadors of foreign states. He said he was overwhelmed with gratitude and hope.
"I appreciate the fact that you were able to come to us in a very short time. I am grateful to the international partners for helping us conduct fair elections. Together we have proved that Ukraine is a democratic state. Thank you for your help in combating corruption, economic problems and, most importantly, in the fight against Russian aggression," the Head of State said, opening the welcome reception for the foreign representatives with his wife Olena.
He is also hopeful that the number of international partners of Ukraine will grow, and "Ukraine in the international community will become a reliable sister whom everyone will be proud of".
Volodymyr Zelenskyy completed his speech in English, promising that Ukraine would enjoy glory throughout the world. The guests who attended the inauguration greeted the President of Ukraine.
The inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskyy was attended by President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Hungary János Áder. Vice President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič, United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and United States Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Sajjan, Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Tudor Ulianovschi, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Oktay Asadov, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Kubera and other distinguished guests.