Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has received credentials from Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic Idris Kadyrkulov, Ambassador of Romania Alexander Victor Mikula, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium Peter Van de Velde and Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain Ricardo López-Aranda Jagu, who are starting a diplomatic mission in Ukraine.
According to the presidential press service, the ceremony of presenting the credentials traditionally took place on the territory of the National Sanctuary Complex Sophia of Kyiv, Ukrinform reports.
During the conversation with Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan Idris Kadyrkulov, the President of Ukraine expressed hope for a more decisive position of the Kyrgyz Republic in support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state. Zelenskyy noted the importance of restoring full-scale mutually beneficial cooperation between Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan and stepping up high-level political dialogue.
"We invite foreign partners to Ukraine. Today, everyone can see how we stand on the battlefield. At the same time, we guarantee security," the Head of State said.
Congratulating Ambassador of Romania Alexander Victor Mikula on the start of the diplomatic mission, Zelensky emphasized the importance of friendly countries working in Ukraine at this difficult time.
"For us, it is extremely important that the embassies of strategic partners, friends, and friendly neighboring states are open and work fully, 24/7 for the sake of our bilateral relations, for the sake of supporting our state, especially during the war for our land against the Russian occupation. I will say frankly: I am glad that Romania is among these friends," he said.
The head of state thanked the president, the government and citizens of Romania for the broad support of Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression.
"Romania has fully supported us with concrete actions, not words, supported Ukraine, especially our forcibly displaced persons who left the country. I am grateful for this to the Romanian families who provided shelter to our people, primarily mothers with children. We will not forget this," Zelensky said.
During the conversation with Ambassador Peter Van de Velde, Zelensky thanked the people, the leadership and, in particular, the prime minister of Belgium for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
He expressed hope that Belgium, together with other European partners, will actively participate in the reconstruction of Ukraine.
Congratulating Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain Ricardo López-Aranda Jagu, Zelensky thanked the Spanish government for providing humanitarian and defense assistance, as well as supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Zelensky praised Spain's support for the second summit of the Crimea Platform and noted the importance of participation of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in it.
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