Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. This was reported by the presidential press service.
The presidents discussed measures to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on both countries. In turn, Zelensky stressed the need to comply with sanitary requirements in places of rest for Ukrainians and provide them with free medical care if necessary.
“I know that some Ukrainian airlines have resumed charter flights to the international airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada since July 1, and that our tourists have become the first foreign guests since the quarantine has eased ... It is extremely important for me to ensure the safety and health of Ukrainians abroad. I especially appreciate the decision to strengthen epidemiological control at the resorts and cover the cost of treating our tourists," Volodymyr Zelensky said.
Zelensky also added that he is interested in further strengthening of trade and economic cooperation with Egypt in the following areas: production and management of satellites, modernization of the ground flight control base, and equipment for testing spacecraft, training and education of Egyptian specialists.
The President invited Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to visit Ukraine after the stabilization of the situation with the coronavirus, to which the Egyptian President agreed and in response invited Zelensky to his country.