Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva thanked Albania for maintaining travel opportunities for Ukrainian citizens in the face of severe pandemic restrictions.
He said this during a phone conversation with Endri Fuga, political adviser, Director of Communications at the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, Ukrinform reports with reference to the President’s Office.
Zhovkva conveyed words of sincere support to the Albanian people due to the ongoing forest fires in the country, and expressed hope for the successful overcoming of their devastating consequences.
He also congratulated Endri Fuga on the election of Albania as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period of 2022-2023. Zhovkva thanked the interlocutor for Albania's clear support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders,as well as briefed on the current security situation in Donbas and the humanitarian and security situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
During the conversation, special attention was paid to the topic of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic integration.
Zhovkva thanked Albania for supporting the position of our country in preparing the communiqué of the NATO Summit, which took place in Brussels on June 14, 2021.
The interlocutors also expressed mutual interest in maintaining active interpersonal contacts between the countries, especially given the role of Albania as an important tourism destination for Ukrainians. In this regard, Zhovkva thanked the Albanian side for preserving travel opportunities for Ukrainian citizens in the face of severe pandemic restrictions.
In addition, they coordinated positions on high-level events planned for the near future.
As Ukrinform reported, on July 26, Zhovkva discussed with Goce Karajanov, Special Adviser to the President of North Macedonia for Foreign Policy, the security situation in eastern Ukraine and in the temporarily occupied Crimea.