President of the European Council Donald Tusk says that the EU-Ukraine summit, which is due to be held on July 8, will outline priorities for the development of bilateral relations for coming years.

"President Zelensky and I discussed our next EU-Ukraine summit. This will set the priorities for our relations in the year ahead. Our joint decision is to hold the summit, as planned, and we have also agreed to remain in close contact with the President," Tusk said at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Brussels on June 5.

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Tusk also repeated the words he said in Ukraine's parliament in February: "'There can be no just Europe without an independent Ukraine. There can be no safe Europe without a safe Ukraine. To put it simply: there can be no Europe without Ukraine!' Mr President, Ukraine can count on the European Union, as always. We are and will remain your best friend and trusted ally."

Zelensky is currently on his first foreign visit as president in Brussels.