President congratulates Ukraine’s new head of state on election victory

Ukraine – Conversation between M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and Mr Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 7 August 2019

The President spoke on the telephone this morning to Mr Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine.

He congratulated him on his sweeping victory in the general election of 21 July. He also extended his condolences to him and expressed his solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the families of the four soldiers killed on the contact line a few days ago.

The Head of State welcomed the constructive, harmonious spirit in which the Ukrainian President is acting and stressed that the progress made over the past few weeks must be consolidated. President Macron assured him that France is fully mobilized for achieving concrete results, in a short space of time, in the framework of the Normandy format. He told him that this issue would be on the agenda of his discussions with the Russian President, Mr Vladimir Putin, on 19 August.

The two presidents will remain in close contact over the coming weeks./.

Image: Mykhaylo Markiv

Published on 09/08/2019

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