President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.
The heads of state welcomed the intensification of the Normandy format and the holding of a meeting of political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy Four on January 26 in Paris. It was emphasized that for the first time since 2019, a document has been agreed following the negotiations.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the important personal role of Emmanuel Macron in organizing this meeting. He also thanked the French leader for his firm and consistent support for Ukraine, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.
The parties agreed to maintain the dynamic pace and accelerate the next meeting of advisers to the leaders of the countries participating in the Normandy format. The importance of intensifying the work of the TCG and its subgroups in order to make rapid progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements was also discussed.
"As long as there is a favorable climate for dialogue, we need to hold meetings and talks. As long as diplomatic efforts continue, the risk of further escalation is decreasing," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
The Presidents of Ukraine and France praised the visit of the Ukrainian delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko to Paris the day before.
The President of Ukraine stressed the interest in the successful implementation of existing important bilateral economic agreements, as well as in the development of new specific projects.