Malta’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ian Borg met with Ukraine’s President Vlodymyr Zelenksy in Kyiv as part of his role as OSCE chairperson.
“This first visit as Chairperson-in-Office emphasises our determined commitment that, as OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and also as Malta, the Ukrainian cause remains a priority on the international agenda,” Borg said.
During the meeting, Zelensky thanked Malta’s aid to Ukraine. He stressed that the friendship between both countries is getting stronger than ever with Malta’s active support in the Ukraine Peace Formula.
Meanwhile, the president of the war-torn country requested the help of the CIO to locate citizens detained inside Russia, particularly Ukrainian children.
As part of his visit, Borg also visited the Ukrainian villages of Borodyanka, Bucha and Gostomel, where, together with the communities there, he observed the effects of the Russian aggression.
As part of this inaugural visit to Ukraine, Borg also met with the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba where they continued to discuss in more detail the work carried out through the OSCE program for Ukraine and on which priorities the Ukrainian authorities would like the officials of this program to focus more on to be of greater assistance to Ukraine even in future planned reforms.
Accompanied by Ambassador Marcel Peško, Special Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine, Borg also had the opportunity to be given a presentation of the work that the OSCE officials are doing in Ukraine and expressed his appreciation for the dedication of these officers.
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