President of Slovakia Zuzana Čaputová stated that significant progress is visible in Ukraine. She announced this on her Facebook page.
"Significant progress is visible in Ukraine. I see that strengthening legislation, the justice of the judiciary bodies and the fight against corruption are among the priorities of the president (Zelensky - ed.)," Čaputová said.
The President of Slovakia also praised the efforts of Ukraine's leader towards a constructive dialogue with Russia and ending the Donbas conflict. She also noted that the recent exchange of prisoners is an important signal that everything can be settled through the dialogue.
“I am deeply convinced that every country has the right to freedom of choice and a decision on how it will develop,” Čaputová wrote.
The Slovak leader believes that her visit to Ukraine on September 16 and her meeting with Zelensky will affect further cooperation between the two countries, which will yield positive results. Čaputová also noted that she had invited the President of Ukraine to Slovakia and specified that she was looking forward to the next meeting with him.
Earlier Zuzana Čaputová assured her country supports Ukraine's position concerning Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline during her meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk. The press office of the Cabinet of Ministers reported that.
During the meeting, Honcharuk told about priorities of the Cabinet for the next few years among which was promotion of competition in the energy market.
"We will be glad if Slovakian companies will become a part of this and other Ukrainian markets. Slovakia is our good neighbor with which we have got the common history," Honharuk noted.
For its part, the state leader of Slovakia said her country supports Ukraine in the international area.
"Slovakia supports the position, which Ukraine takes concerning Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline of the Russian Federation as well as its intentions to join the European Union and NATO," Čaputová emphasized.