4 Apr 2023 14:21

Zelensky has several int'l meetings

MOSCOW. April 4 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky met with former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Kiev, following a working trip to the Chernigov region.

Ukrainian media also reported that, earlier on Monday, Zelensky met in Kiev with a delegation of U.S. Congress members from the Republican Party led by Mike Turner, chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

"Comprehensive American support is very important for us," Ukrainian media reported with reference to the presidential press service quoting Zelensky's statement.

He encouraged U.S. businesses to invest actively in Ukraine. "We are open to this and are willing to offer full support to you. This is very important to us," he said.

Zelensky informed the delegation of business opportunities in Ukraine's construction, agriculture, IT, and other sectors. "Invest in business because business is what creates jobs. We are interested in making sure that people can find jobs and the budget receives revenues to bolster our capability on the battlefield," he said.

Previously, during his working trip to the Chernigov region, Zelensky met with German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck.

"Your visit is a strong message to our citizens," Zelensky said.

While in the Chernigov region, Zelensky also met with Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejcinovic Buric and UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay. "Thank you for the real results of work and supporting Ukraine," Zelensky wrote on social media.

He stressed UNESCO's important role in engaging international partners in restoring Ukraine's cultural heritage.