President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The Head of State thanked the UAE for its humanitarian assistance - high quality means of protection for health workers, as well as for the assistance in the return of thousands of Ukrainian citizens from the UAE and other countries.
“Thank you very much for the humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian doctors in combating the spread of coronavirus, which will save numerous human lives. The United Arab Emirates is an example of an effective fight against the pandemic,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President offered to intensify the joint efforts of Ukraine and the UAE in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the world.
The interlocutors discussed separately the prospects of trade, economic and investment cooperation, in particular in the field of agriculture, development of road and medical infrastructure in Ukraine.
"Coronavirus should not destroy international trade and economic ties between the countries. Building infrastructure is critically important for Ukraine, first of all modern hospitals and high-quality roads. After coronavirus, life will go on and we can plan investments now,” the President of Ukraine said.
It bears reminding that on April 10, 2020, a flight of Etihad Airways arrived at Boryspil International Airport delivering from the UAE 11 tons of humanitarian aid and 113 Ukrainian citizens to Ukraine.