President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with the President of the Swiss Confederation

25 March 2020 - 18:48

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a phone conversation with President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga.

The parties stressed the importance of international coordination of efforts to combat coronavirus and prevent its negative impact. The need to provide social assistance to the population and support national economies was particularly emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised the steps taken by the Swiss side to provide evacuation opportunities for the citizens of Ukraine and Switzerland who wished to return home.

The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude to the President of the Swiss Confederation for the preparation of humanitarian cargo for the needs of hospitals in eastern Ukraine, which is taking place against the background of an extremely difficult epidemic situation in Switzerland.

The parties also discussed the possibilities of supporting the initiative of the Ukrainian and Swiss companies on the rapid establishment of the production of ventilators in Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy commended and supported the initiative to hold the 5th International Conference on Reforms in Ukraine in the Swiss Confederation in 2021.

The parties also expressed hope for a state visit of the President of Switzerland to Ukraine after stabilization of the epidemic situation in the world.