President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy received credentials from Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina Biljana Gutić Bjelica, Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Mohamed Rizvi Hassen, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic Francisco Alberto Caraballo Nuñez, Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal Papa Diop, Ambassador of New Zealand Alana Rose Hudson, Ambassador of Georgia Giorgi Zakarashvili, Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda and Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Djihad Eddine Belkas.
Addressing the newly appointed ambassadors, the Head of State noted that Ukraine is sincerely interested in expanding the circle of partners, filling bilateral relations with new projects, developing partnership and intensifying cooperation at all levels.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his conviction that thanks to the efforts of diplomatic representatives new opportunities will be opened in Ukraine's relations with its international partners, specific mutually beneficial projects will be implemented.
The President stressed the importance of the partners’ support for Ukraine in the international arena - from voting for Ukrainian resolutions on human rights and militarization of Crimea in the UN General Assembly, participation in the Crimea Platform to the development of bilateral security cooperation.
In his speech, the Head of State noted that the Ukrainian military had once made a significant contribution to stabilizing the security situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and they continue to do so now.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed hope that the Ambassador's work would help intensify the dialogue at the highest level, and stressed that Bosnia and Herzegovina's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity at all international platforms is very important.
The President of Ukraine noted the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as an important partner in South Asia and stressed the importance of strengthening the bilateral legal framework, in particular by concluding agreements on promotion and mutual protection of investments and avoidance of double taxation.
The Ukrainian President noted great prospects for the development of comprehensive and mutually beneficial cooperation with the Dominican Republic as one of Ukraine's key trading partners in Central America and the Caribbean, in particular in the energy, engineering and agro-industrial sectors.
In addition, the President stressed the importance of intensifying bilateral political contacts, as well as expanding cooperation in trade, economic, humanitarian and defense spheres with the Republic of Senegal. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Ukraine is ready to take part in the implementation of mutually beneficial infrastructure projects, develop substantive cooperation in energy, industry and agriculture.
The President praised New Zealand's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as its decision to support the Crimea Platform initiative and join the joint declaration of its participants. Hopes were expressed for further development of bilateral relations in the fields of trade, investment, tourism and IT.
During his conversation with the Ambassador of Georgia, the President of Ukraine stressed the importance of close coordination in preparation for the Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Brussels on December 15 this year, including in the format of the Associated Trio.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the newly appointed Ambassador of Georgia has work experience in Ukraine, which will contribute to the implementation of priority tasks on the agenda of Ukrainian-Georgian relations.
The President also stressed the importance of holding the first meeting of the High-Level Strategic Council next year.
Greeting the Ambassador of Japan, the President noted that Japan is a reliable partner of our country in the international arena, with which we share fundamental democratic values, and praised the country's consistent support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid special attention to the development of economic cooperation and implementation of important infrastructure projects, noting that the Ukrainian side attaches special importance to the joint project with Japan to reconstruct the Bortnychi aeration station in Kyiv.
"This project is of great environmental and social importance for the capital. We expect that its practical implementation will begin in the near future," the Head of State stressed.
During the conversation with the Ambassador of Algeria, the President of Ukraine noted the willingness of our state to develop relations in all areas of mutual interest. In particular, Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed readiness to increase trade between the two countries by increasing the supply of high value-added domestic products to Algeria and the prospects of deepening cooperation in energy, education and medicine. Separate emphasis was placed on the possibility of a significant increase in exports of Ukrainian agricultural products to Algeria.
The Ukrainian President noted the importance of intensifying political contacts at the highest level.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy wished the ambassadors good health, success in the diplomatic field and significant achievements in the development of bilateral cooperation.