President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of the Norwegian Storting Masud Gharahkhani who paid a visit to Ukraine.
"I am glad to meet you. I am grateful for the support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the opportunity to speak in your parliament," the Head of State addressed his interlocutor.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also thanked Norwegian society for supporting the people of Ukraine from the first day of the war for their freedom.
For his part, Masud Gharahkhani noted that it is an honor for him to visit Ukraine. He stressed that Volodymyr Zelenskyy's speech at the Storting was historic.
"Today, my country is celebrating the day when we managed to regain our democracy and independence after World War II. Unfortunately, today your country is once again going through aggression and violence," said the President of the Norwegian Storting.
Masud Gharahkhani said he was deeply shocked by the consequences of the Russian occupation in Irpin and Bucha in the Kyiv region.
"I want to confirm to you that Norway always stands by Ukraine," he said.
The parties discussed the issue of increasing Norway's security support for Ukraine. The President thanked Norway for the decision to provide defensive weapons to Ukraine and its practical implementation.
During the meeting, Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Masud Gharahkhani discussed approaches to further strengthening sanctions on Russia. The parties also touched upon the possibility of cooperation in the field of energy security.
The President noted the financial support of Ukraine and humanitarian aid from Norway, and invited to join the reconstruction of our country.