On the instructions of the President of Ukraine and the Head of the Presidential Office, the first round of consultations with the Republic of Italy on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on security guarantees, as envisaged by the G7 Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine, has begun.
The Ukrainian negotiating team was headed by Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva.
"Ukraine has already started bilateral consultations with all G7 countries, including Italy. It is Italy that will be the presiding state in the G7 next year. We appreciate the significant contribution of our Italian friends to defending Ukraine and bringing our common victory closer. The provision of security guarantees to Ukraine by Italy will be an important step towards our country's membership in the EU and NATO," the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office emphasized.
The interlocutors discussed approaches to the content and format of the future bilateral agreement and agreed on a schedule for further communication.