The two officials met during Kuleba’s visit to Portugal on September 9, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported on its Facebook page.
"Dmytro Kuleba and Sérgio Pinto discussed the security situation in eastern Ukraine, the recent violation by the Russian side of a full and comprehensive ceasefire, which resulted in the death and injury of Ukrainian servicemen, and Ukraine's political and diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict," the report reads.
The interlocutors paid special attention to the development of economic ties, an increase in trade and investment as a way to mitigate the economic consequences of COVID-19.
The minister stressed that Ukraine is grateful to Portugal for its consistent support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our state, as well as for the rehabilitation of Ukrainian war veterans in Portugal.
The Portuguese side assured that the composition of the Portugal-Ukraine Friendship Group in the Assembly of the Republic would soon be approved.
In addition, Kuleba will meet with Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva today. Following the meeting, the ministers will hold a joint press conference.
As Ukrinform reported, on September 6, the armed formations of the Russian Federation violated the ceasefire twice, as a result of which one Ukrainian serviceman was killed, and another one was wounded.
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