Ukraine's Premier Denys Shmygal and German leader Angela Merkel held their first talks via video connection. The press service of Ukraine's Cabinet reported that on May 12.
These were their first talks since the Ukrainian official's appointment.
The Ukrainian official claimed that European and Euratlantic integration remain priority of Ukraine's foreign political course.
"I hope that Germany, during the presidency in the Council of the EU in the second half of 2020 will provide a clear signal on Ukraine's European future", the head of the government said.
Shmygal also brought up the issue of gaining industrial visa free regime with the EU member countries, as well as Ukraine's entry to the EOP, the NATO's Extended Opportunities Partnership.
The sides talked through joint measures that could be planned in order to withstand the spread of Covid-19 disease. According to Nuernberger-blatt, Merkel promised to consider support for Ukraine.
During the virtual meeting, the sides also discussed issues of transformation of regions that are rich in coal. The German chancellor claimed her country would willingly involve in the pilot project on one of Ukrainian coal mines.