During a working visit to Brussels, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The President of Ukraine thanked for the support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and asked about the possibility of Azerbaijan’s involvement in the process of release of illegally detained persons.
“The issue of the release of Ukrainian citizens, especially Crimean Tatars, who are illegally detained in Russia, is one of my key priorities. I will be grateful to you for your possible assistance in facilitating this issue,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The President of Ukraine noted the intensification of bilateral cooperation between the two countries due to the agreements reached during his visit to Azerbaijan in December 2019.
The President of Ukraine reminded that in February 2022 the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations of Ukraine with Azerbaijan and Turkey will be celebrated. In this regard, the President proposed to hold a summit in Kyiv in February with the participation of the leaders of the three states.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy also focused on the transport and logistics potential of cooperation between the two countries, in particular on the need to intensify work on the transit of goods on the route Europe – Caucasus – Asia using rail and sea transport.
The President of Ukraine recalled the positive experience of cooperation between our state and Azerbaijani companies in the construction of highways and transport interchanges in the framework of the Large Construction National Program.