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Zelensky discusses integration of Ukraine into Euro-Atlantic structures with Italian President

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine's head of state also invited Sergio Mattarella to visit Kyiv
08:37, 9 February 2020

Italian president Sergio Mattarella
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with the head of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella. This was reported by the Head of State's Office.

"The sides discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, in particular the development of political dialogue, prospects for trade, economic and investment cooperation, Italy's support for the reform process in Ukraine and the integration of our state into Euro-Atlantic structures," the statement said.

As Zelensky noted, it is important for Ukraine to develop relations with Italy as an influential member of the EU and NATO.

The President of Ukraine also added that new opportunities are now opening up for enhancing cooperation between the two countries.

Related: Zelensky presents Diya application: Ukrainians to receive services online

Earlier Zelensky during an audience with Pope Francis invited the pontiff to Ukraine.

Zelensky noted that people expect to see Pope in Ukraine.

“I invited him to Ukraine. I’m sure that he will visit Ukraine - not only the capital. I said that in order to fully understand what is happening in our east, we need to go to the east,” summed up Volodymyr Zelensky.

The President also noted the important role that the Holy See could play in bringing peace to Ukrainian soil.

"The main thing we talked about is peace. He even called me the "president of peace" - this is my image in Europe now," Zelensky said after the audience.

Related: Zelensky asked Pope to help in release of captured Ukrainians

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