During an official visit to the United Arab Emirates, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met in Dubai with Vice President, Prime Minister, Minister of Defense of the UAE, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The parties outlined the priority areas of cooperation between Ukraine and the UAE, discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in trade, economic, investment, scientific and technical spheres. Volodymyr Zelenskyy focused on infrastructure development and called on the UAE to invest in this sector in Ukraine.
Particular attention was paid to combating the consequences of the spread of COVID-19 and the impact of quarantine measures on the economies of countries.
The Ukrainian President stressed that the increased attention of the leadership of Ukraine and the UAE to the priority areas of bilateral cooperation testifies to the existence of political will to further develop and deepen constructive, mutually beneficial cooperation in the interests of Ukrainian and Emirati people.
For his part, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum noted that the UAE sees Ukraine as a reliable partner with which relations are developing on the principles of trust and mutual respect. He noted the President’s visit to Expo 2020 and stressed that Ukraine is an important partner of the UAE in ensuring food security.