President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. During the talks sides discussed the issue of granting Ukraine an advanced partner status. The press service of the head of state reported this.
In particular, Zelensky thanked Stoltenberg for the continued solidarity of the Alliance with Ukraine, support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the country.
"The reforms that we are working on bring Ukraine closer to NATO. We will modernize the security and defense sector in accordance with Alliance standards," the president emphasized.
Separately, he noted the continuation of the implementation of the annual national programs under the auspices of the Ukraine-NATO Commission, which are an effective tool for systemic transformations in the country.
For his part, Stoltenberg noted that he expected additional assistance from Ukraine in international missions, and stressed that he saw progress in achieving peace through the Normandy Format restoration.
The President of Ukraine thanked for the strong support of Ukraine from both houses of the US Congress. Zelensky emphasized the great importance of the military assistance that Ukraine receives from the United States, and expressed hope for an increase in its volumes and expansion of directions.
"I feel a very positive attitude of the United States of America towards Ukraine. US support is very important for us," the head of state emphasized.