The Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU contributes to high trade turnover between Ukraine and Slovakia. It was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at a joint press conference following negotiations with President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová.
“We were pleased to note a consistently high trade turnover between our countries. This is certainly facilitated by the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the European Union,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The Head of State said that during the talks, Zuzana Čaputová assured of further promoting the European integration of Ukraine.
“Madam President assured of further promoting European integration of Ukraine on the basis of full implementation of the Association Agreement with the European Union. And also of deepening our practical cooperation with NATO, which strengthens Ukraine's defense capabilities,” the Head of State said.
The parties have also discussed cooperation in the energy sphere.
“Ukraine and Slovakia provide reliable gas transit to Europe. And we will make every effort to ensure uninterrupted supply of fuel to the European market,” he stressed.
In turn, Zuzana Čaputová noted that Slovakia would continue to support Ukraine in the reforms on the European and Euro-Atlantic path. The President of Slovakia stressed that relations between the two countries, including economic ones, were being developed at the moment. And this testifies to the right vector of our country, despite the difficult situation it is in.
“The planned reforms, including trade liberalization and privatization, will also be a way to prosperity and developing cooperation between our countries. I think our rapprochement is a very important issue, especially when Ukraine is facing difficult times,” Zuzana Čaputová emphasized.