Zelensky, Swiss vice president discuss reforms in Ukraine

Zelensky, Swiss vice president discuss reforms in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Vice President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis have discussed the holding of next Ukraine Reform Conference and the need to keep international pressure on Russia.

The meeting was held as part of the Ukrainian president’s official visit to Lithuania, Ukrinform reports with reference to the press service of the Head of State.

In particular, the interlocutors noted the importance of last year’s visit of the Swiss president to Ukraine, which was the first state visit in the history of bilateral relations.

Zelensky briefed the Swiss side on the process of reforms implemented in Ukraine and thanked Switzerland for its decision to co-organize the next Ukraine Reform Conference.

The parties also paid special attention to bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

"Switzerland is an important trade and economic partner of Ukraine in Europe and is one of the ten European countries in terms of trade turnover. We also appreciate that Switzerland is one of the largest investors in Ukraine's economy," Zelensky stressed.

The Ukrainian president called on the Swiss side to further attract large-scale investments and implement promising projects in various sectors of the economy.

Zelensky also thanked the Vice President of Switzerland for the firm support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He noted the importance of maintaining the sanctions regime and international pressure on Russia in order to make real progress in a peaceful settlement.

As reported by Ukrinform, on July 6-7, President Volodymyr Zelensky is on an official visit to the Republic of Lithuania, where he takes part in the Ukraine Reform Conference.

Ukraine Reform Conference was launched in 2017 in London as a format for uniting partners and friends of Ukraine. The forum participants discuss the situation in the country and assess the democratic transformations and reforms that have been taking place since 2014.


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