Zelensky, Meloni sign joint declaration

Zelensky, Meloni sign joint declaration

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni signed a joint declaration on support and cooperation.

The text of the document was published on the president’s website, Ukrinform reports.

The declaration says that President Zelensky and Prime Minister Meloni reaffirm their standing support for the principles of international law, the inviolability of borders, and the right for each state to choose its own path and security arrangements; note the readiness to remain fully committed to the policy of non-recognition of illegal annexation of Ukraine’s territories by Russia.

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The parties also stress the importance of Ukraine’s consistent efforts of continuing the Black Sea Grain Initiative and launching the Grain from Ukraine humanitarian program, aimed at enhancing the global food security.

The document declares that the Italian Republic will continue to promote the EU and Allies’ strong and effective political and material support for Ukraine aimed at ensuring the ability of the Ukrainian state to effectively defend its territories on land, at sea and in the air.

Italy and Ukraine confirm their commitment to strengthen joint efforts to ensure further progress towards the implementation of EU and NATO standards and the integration of Ukraine with the European Union and the North Atlantic Alliance.

The parties also underline the Ukraine’s sovereign decision on the peace process and highlight their support to a Global Peace Summit to be convened when conditions allow.

The Italian Republic expresses its readiness to play a key role in the reconstruction of Ukraine - notably through the multi-agency Donor Coordination Platform agreed between Ukraine, the G7, IFIs and other key partners - including through the significant and well-recognized expertise of its companies in crucial sectors and cooperating to ensure a transparent, inclusive and reform-oriented process.

The Italian Republic and Ukraine commit to coordinate closely on these matters by intensifying bilateral consultations.

As reported, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrived in Ukraine on a visit on February 21.

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