12/09/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/09/2023 14:24
9 December 2023 - 21:40
On the way to Argentina to attend the inauguration of newly-elected President Javier Milei, Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with Prime Minister of Cape Verde José Ulisses Correia e Silva. This meeting is the first in the history of bilateral relations with this country.
In particular, Cape Verde favored the resolution of the 11th emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly on March 2, 2022, on the support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as the demand for Russia to cease aggressive actions and withdraw its troops from our country's territory. Earlier, Cape Verde supported the resolution of the UN General Assembly on March 27, 2014, urging the countries around the world not to recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
The President expressed gratitude for the support, particularly in the UN, stating, "It is the voice of democracy that helps us, endorsing resolutions that are crucial."
Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked José Ulisses Correia e Silva for supporting the "Grain from Ukraine" humanitarian initiative and briefed him on the efforts to expand a new export corridor and establish grain hubs in Africa.
The Head of State informed the interlocutor about Russia's unsuccessful attempts to hinder civilian navigation in the Black Sea, noting that after the restart of the alternative grain corridor, over 7 million tonnes of food had already been transported.
The leaders also focused on intensifying Ukraine's engagement with African countries, enhancing cooperation within international forums, and agreed on the schedule of bilateral contacts in the near future. The President of Ukraine invited the head of the government of Cape Verde to visit Ukraine.