President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation from former Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Guterres, and congratulated him on the adoption by the UN Security Council of recommendation for his appointment as secretary general of the organization for the period of 2017-2021 years.
This was reported by the press service of the Presidential Administration.
Poroshenko thanked António Guterres for his active position during his tenure as UN High Commissioner for Refugees with regard to the humanitarian crisis in the Donbas, caused by Russian aggression. The Head of State expressed confidence that Guterres will show a principled stand in upholding the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and focus its efforts on ensuring international peace and security as the Secretary-General, said in a statement.
Also, Poroshenko invited Antonio Guterres to visit Ukraine.
Guterres assured the President of his commitment to the norms of the UN Charter, and thanked Ukraine for the support within the UN Security Council for his candidacy to this high position.