The President of Ukraine met with the Prime Minister of Cape Verde
On the way to Argentina to attend the inauguration of newly-elected President Javier Milei, Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with Prime Minister of Cape Verde José Ulisses Correia e Silva. This meeting is the first in the history of bilateral relations with this country.
The Head of State emphasized the importance of Cape Verde's principled stand in supporting Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, condemning Russian aggression, and specific steps taken by Cape Verde in support of Ukraine's international initiatives.
In particular, Cape Verde favored the resolution of the 11th emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly on March 2, 2022, on the support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as the demand for Russia to cease aggressive actions and withdraw its troops from our country's territory. Earlier, Cape Verde supported the resolution of the UN General Assembly on March 27, 2014, urging the countries around the world not to recognize the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
The President expressed gratitude for the support, particularly in the UN, stating, "It is the voice of democracy that helps us, endorsing resolutions that are crucial."
The Head of State invited the Prime Minister of Cape Verde to join efforts in implementing Ukraine's Peace Formula. Special priority was given to the implementation of its particular points, the preparation for the fourth national security and foreign policy advisors' meeting, as well as the Global Peace Summit.
Zelensky thanked José Ulisses Correia e Silva for supporting the "Grain from Ukraine" humanitarian initiative and briefed him on the efforts to expand a new export corridor and establish grain hubs in Africa.
The Head of State informed the interlocutor about Russia's unsuccessful attempts to hinder civilian navigation in the Black Sea, noting that after the restart of the alternative grain corridor, over 7 million tonnes of food had already been transported.
The leaders also focused on intensifying Ukraine's engagement with African countries, enhancing cooperation within international forums, and agreed on the schedule of bilateral contacts in the near future. The President of Ukraine invited the head of the government of Cape Verde to visit Ukraine.