Newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has met with heads of foreign delegations and ambassadors of foreign states, promising that the world "will be proud" of Ukraine.
He said he is hopeful that the number of international partners of Ukraine will grow, and "Ukraine in the international community will become a reliable sister whom everyone will be proud of," according to the presidential press service.
"I appreciate the fact that you were able to come to us at such short notice. I am grateful to the international partners for helping us conduct fair elections. Together we have proved that Ukraine is a democratic state. Thank you for your help in combating corruption, economic problems and, most importantly, in the fight against Russian aggression," Zelensky said while opening the welcome reception for the foreign guests jointly with his wife Olena.
Zelensky completed his speech in English, promising that Ukraine would enjoy glory throughout the world. The guests who attended the inauguration greeted the new Ukrainian president.
Zelensky's inauguration was attended by President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Hungary Janos Ader. Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic, United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and United States Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, Minister of National Defence of Canada Harjit Sajjan, Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Tudor Ulianovschi, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Oktay Asadov, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Kubera and other distinguished guests.