Zelensky to visit France at Macron's invitation
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accepted the invitation from his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to make a visit to Paris in the near future.
Following a meeting with Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, which took place on May 31 in Kyiv, Zelensky thanked France for the consistent support for Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, according to the presidential press service.
Zelensky also said the solidarity of France with Ukraine as a partner in the Normandy format and in various international groups and organizations was essential for maintaining security and defending the norms and principles of international law on the continent.
In addition, the parties paid considerable attention to the further enhancement of bilateral political dialogue and strengthening of cooperation between Ukraine and France, in particular in trade and economic sphere.
Zelensky noted many interesting joint projects that are being implemented in Ukraine, in particular, those aimed at socio-economic recovery of the eastern regions of the country (for example, the renovation of the water supply system in Mariupol).