During a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal expressed support for the Greek people in connection with massive forest fires.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis thanked the Government and the President of Ukraine for sending 100 Ukrainian firefighters to help Greek firefighters. The Head of the Greek Government stressed that given the considerable experience of Ukrainian firefighters, he would initiate cooperation at the level of rescue services of the two countries.
Denys Shmyhal, for his part, wished Greece to ward off the natural disaster as soon as possible, and also thanked the Greek Government for the decision to provide Ukraine with 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines.
During the conversation, the parties also tackled the expansion of bilateral cooperation in trade, economic and investment sectors.
"I consider that our countries have significant potential for the development of trade and economic cooperation, in particular in the fields of agriculture, IT, tourism, space, shipbuilding. I am confident that by joining efforts we will be able to strengthen the dynamics of our trade. The holding of a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Joint Ukrainian-Greek Working Group on Economic, Industrial, Technical and Scientific Cooperation, in particular, will contribute to that," the Prime Minister of Ukraine said.
Moreover, Denys Shmyhal emphasized that Ukraine highly appreciates the support by Greece of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The PM also commended the advocacy of Ukraine both at the national level and within international organizations.
"I am convinced that Your visit to Ukraine at the invitation of the President of Ukraine to the inaugural Summit of the Crimean Platform and to celebrate the Independence Day of Ukraine will contribute to the further development of mutually beneficial collaboration between our States," the Ukrainian Prime Minister summed up.