20:10 10.11.2023

Zelenskyy receives credentials from new ambassadors of Türkiye, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, South Africa, Bangladesh and Guinea

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy received letters of credence from the new Ambassador of Türkiye Mustafa Levent Bilgen, Ambassador of the Czech Republic Radek Pech, Ambassador of Luxembourg Ronald Dofing, who began their work in Ukraine.

As reported on the website of the head of the Ukrainian state on Friday, the ceremony took place on the territory of the Sofia of Kyiv national reserve.

During the conversation with Mustafa Levent Bilgen, Türkiye's active participation in the Peace Formula meetings at the level of national security advisers and its willingness to lead the implementation of the food security clause of the Formula were highly appreciated.

"The upcoming joint steps to ensure the operation of the grain corridors, the implementation of the global humanitarian initiative Grain from Ukraine and the priority areas of Ukrainian-Turkish security cooperation were discussed separately. The head of state noted Türkiye's important position regarding the further promotion of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic aspirations," the statement says.

During a conversation with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, an exchange of views took place on interaction between states in the defense sector and strengthening cooperation in the military-industrial complex.

"The President thanked the Czech Republic for its support of the Ukrainian peace formula and expressed hope for the further active involvement of Prague in its practical implementation and preparation of the Global Peace Summit. Special attention was paid to the issues of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine and the importance of the Czech Republic's support for the development of our country on the path to the EU and NATO," the press service of the head of state reports.

During a conversation with Ronald Dofing, the President thanked Luxembourg for participating in a meeting at the level of national security advisers on the implementation of the Ukrainian peace formula.

"The importance of Luxembourg's support for the decision to begin negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU during the December meeting of the European Council was noted. The head of state noted the need to develop a mechanism that would allow the use of Russian assets frozen by Luxembourg to restore Ukraine," the message says.

Zelenskyy later announced that he had also accepted credentials from the newly appointed ambassadors of South Africa, Bangladesh and Guinea. "Congratulations on the start of the diplomatic mission in Ukraine," he wrote on his Telegram channel on Friday evening. "I spoke separately with everyone about the important aspects of cooperation between our countries. Thank you for supporting Ukraine," the head of the Ukrainian state said.