Zelensky, Merkel discuss Paris N4 agreements and summit in Berlin

Zelensky, Merkel discuss Paris N4 agreements and summit in Berlin

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on June 5, the president’s press service has reported.

“Angela Merkel is a sincere friend of Ukraine. In telephone call we confirmed the necessity of consistent implementation of all the Paris N4 Summit agreements. Their effective fulfillment will pave the way for the summit in Berlin,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter.

During the conversation, the leaders of the two countries discussed the restoration of peace in Donbas and, in particular, the results of the working visit of the Ukrainian delegation to Germany on June 2. The interlocutors noted the high level of mutual understanding between the Ukrainian and German sides on key approaches to a peaceful settlement, emphasizing the lack of alternatives to the diplomatic path.

The interlocutors emphasized the need for consistent and strict implementation by the parties involved of all agreements reached during the Paris Summit in the Normandy format.

The Ukrainian side reaffirmed its commitment to maximum coordination of efforts with partners in the peaceful settlement in Donbas - Germany and France. Merkel expressed her support for the changes in the work of the Trilateral Contact Group initiated by Ukraine.

Zelensky informed Merkel of the current security situation in Donbas, emphasizing the problems that need increased attention from our international partners.

A number of issues on the Ukrainian-German bilateral agenda were also discussed, including cooperation between the countries in the field of counteracting the COVID-19 pandemic, and financial and economic relations.


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