29 Nov 2022 11:05

Kiev hosts Zelensky's meeting with ambassadors of Baltic, Nordic countries, NBU governor's meeting with G7 ambassadors

MOSCOW. Nov 29 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has held meetings with the foreign ministers of Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, who earlier arrived in Kiev.

"This visit to Ukraine is a gesture of the partner countries' strong support and solidarity with Ukraine, especially at a time of serious challenges. I am grateful to the Baltic and Northern Europe states for their unfailingly active and efficient assistance for Ukraine in defending its territorial integrity and independence," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Zelensky as saying in a social media post. According to the presidential website, Zelensky also highlighted the challenges of the winter period and emphasized the need to provide urgent support to the Ukrainian energy system.

Furthermore, he underscored the importance of these countries' participation in implementing the Grain from Ukraine humanitarian initiative, which was suggested by Ukraine, and the significant role of each partner's financial contribution to maintaining food security worldwide.

Meanwhile, according to Ukrainian media, Kiev also hosted another key meeting - between National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Governor Andrei Pyshmy and the ambassadors of the Group of Seven member countries.

"G7 Ambassadors met the new NBU Head Pyshny to acknowledge the NBU Ukraine's successful and independent work managing the macro-financial situation. They touched upon further support to Ukraine and the role of corporate governance in state-owned banks," Ukrainian media outlets quoted the G7 as saying on social media.