Zelensky meets with British prime minister

In New York, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson have discussed cooperation between the two countries in some areas.

President Zelensky wrote about this on his Twitter account, Ukrinform reports.

“During a meeting with my friend Boris Johnson discussed strengthening interaction in the fields of trade, defense, finance, energy. Summed up the first results of the FTA - a 70% increase in trade,” reads the report.

According to the President’s Office, Zelensky and Johnson discussed the security situation in the east and around Ukraine, in particular in the region of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

Zelensky also thanked for supporting Ukraine’s territorial integrity and Crimea Platform.

During the meeting, special attention was paid to further cooperation with the United Kingdom on the development of Ukraine's defense capabilities and strengthening the Ukrainian fleet.

In addition, Zelensky handed over to the British prime minister a list of almost 450 Ukrainians who are illegally detained in temporarily uncontrolled territories and in Russia.

The parties also discussed cooperation in the field of energy, including nuclear, and the challenges for the European region in connection with the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project. President Zelensky stressed that this project is a geopolitical weapon of Russia.

The parties discussed further political dialogue activities at the highest level, including the inaugural meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Zelensky also informed Johnson about his intention to take part in the high-level segment of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is due to place in Glasgow on November 1-2.

Zelensky invited Johnson to pay a visit to Ukraine.

As reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the general debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on September 22.

President Zelensky called on NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to facilitate the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in temporarily uncontrolled territories and in the Russian Federation.

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