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Zelensky, Trump planning big one-hour meeting in New York, - Ukraine's MFA head Prystaiko

Energy security issue would be one of the topics, which Ukraine's and the US heads of states to discuss
17:24, 23 September 2019

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will have a big one-hour meeting with his American counterpart Donald Trump as part of his working visit to the US. MFA Head Vadym Prystaiko stated what the state leaders would be talking about, as Hromadske informed. 

"The meeting with Trump is necessary, we have time for this, and this will not be the meeting on the fields and handshake. Both presidents made time. For President Zelensky it is the first visit to the UN, he will be participating in the General Assembly for the first time. And the one-hour meeting, during which our main task is to establish communication with the President," Prystaiko noted.

The Minister underlined that Zelensky had two phone conversations with Trump, and the personal meeting between them would be extremely important. 

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"Unfortunately or fortunately, the systems are built in the way that the leaders play an extremely high role in diplomacy and relations between the countries. If the mutual understanding is set, we can explain each other what we do expect and how we do see both the development of bilateral relations and surviving in Ukraine during the war - these are the main tasks," he said.

At the same, time Prystaiko emphasized he could not highlight all the topics of the coming conversation.

"I can not tell you about all the issues, but believe me, there is a list of the problems, which will be discussed with the USA. Sometimes they are problems and sometimes they are just business ideas. For example, we need energy security. This is one of the key tasks of our national security. This is one of the issues, which presidents would definitely discuss," the MFA Head stated. 

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