The president stated this in a speech at the presentation of the Strategy for Development of Zakarpattia region, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
"Today I have signed a decree establishing an official holiday in Ukraine - Winegrower and Winemaker's Day. I know that it was important for people who work in this field," said the president.
According to him, the decree is a symbolic step that shows respect for this profession.
At the same time, Zelensky stressed that the government and the relevant ministry should represent a set of measures for the development of Ukrainian viticulture and winemaking.
"We often talk about economic nationalism. Let's make sure that Zakarpattia, Odesa, Kherson and, of course, Crimean wine is not inferior in the quality and popularity to Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese [wine],” said the head of state.
As Ukrinform reported, President Volodymyr Zelensky is on a working trip to Zakarpattia region on Friday.
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