He said this after a meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger in Kyiv on Friday, May 28, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.
"Relations between Ukraine and the Slovak Republic are very active. A fairly active political dialogue is ongoing. I am convinced that contacts between officials and work at the highest political level of Ukraine and Slovakia will continue this year," Shmyhal said.
According to him, Ukraine is grateful to Slovakia for supporting its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Shmyhal said he was confident that Slovakia would continue to support the Ukrainian state.
"Ukraine is an important and integral part of Europe. We are grateful to Slovakia for its assistance on Ukraine's path to the EU and NATO membership," Shmyhal said, adding that Ukraine appreciates Slovakia's position on sanctions imposed on Russia over its aggression against Ukraine.
Heger, in turn, said that Ukraine is an important partner for Slovakia, so the expansion of bilateral relations is a priority for Slovakia.
He stressed that Slovakia supports Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, as well as its Euro-Atlantic ambitions. "We have walked this path ourselves. We have experience and we will gladly share it with Ukraine," he added.
Heger also stressed that Slovakia supports the reforms that Ukraine is implementing, as they bring the country closer to the European Union.
Heger is on an official visit to Ukraine on May 28.
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