The President congratulated them with the beginning of work.
President Vladimir Zelensky received letters of credence from ambassadors of Turkmenistan Toila Ataeva, Palestine – gash Hassan, Dajani, Portugal – antónio Machado and Azerbaijan Elmira Akhundova.
Zelensky congratulated the Ambassador of Turkmenistan Toila Ataeva with the beginning of its mission in Ukraine and expressed the belief that both parties will undertake practical steps for the further development of Ukrainian-Turkmen mutually beneficial cooperation.
The sides noted the interest of Ukraine and Turkmenistan to intensify political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation between the two countries. Special attention was paid to strengthening cooperation in the construction industry. Zelensky also expressed the hope that the spread COVID-19 will not prevent the planned intensification of the bilateral dialogue, and conveyed an invitation to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to visit Ukraine.
Zelensky also discussed with the Ambassador of Palestine HaShem Hassan Dajani of the state and prospects of bilateral relations, noting the importance of expanding trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
It is noted that the President confirmed Ukraine’s readiness to remain a leading supplier of food products and agricultural products in the Palestinian market. The parties also noted successful development of cooperation in the field of education, great contribution in training of national specialists for Palestine.
Zelensky thanked the Ambassador of Portugal for its consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and the sanctions policy of the EU towards Russia. The President stressed that Portugal is an important partner of Ukraine in the framework of cooperation with the EU and NATO and expressed hope for fruitful cooperation with the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2021.
Zelensky also expressed hope that Ukrainian-Portuguese joint Commission on economic cooperation will continue as soon as conditions permit.
The President also expressed hope for a full and impartial investigation into the death of a citizen of Ukraine Igor Gomenyuk Lisbon airport and bring to justice those responsible for this tragedy.
The President congratulated the Ambassador of Azerbaijan Elmira Akhundova from the commencement of its operations in our country. He also thanked the President Ilham Aliyev and all Azerbaijani people for predostavlennogo assistance to combat pandemic coronavirus.