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Ukraine wishes deeper cooperation with the Italian institutions


The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov affirmed that Ukraine is ready to develop inter-parliamentary cooperation with Italy, during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic to Ukraine Pier Francesco Zazo.


From his side, the Italian Ambassador Pier Francesco Zazo said that in order to establish effective inter-parliamentary relations, it would be advisable to establish direct communication between the parliaments of the two countries.

According to him, Ukraine and Italy have significant economic potential. At the same time, it is important for Ukraine to continue the reform process, in particular, the reform of the judicial procedure, because this will allow attracting Italian investments.

We are ready to deepen relations between the Ukrainian parliament and our partners from Italy. With both the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

Reforms in Ukraine continue. This is not happening quickly, however, the main thing is quality. Something we have already managed to do, something is still in the implementation mode.

Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

He said also that a bill is currently being considered in the session hall that will help implement land reform. At the same time, judicial and anti-corruption reforms continue.

The sides also discussed the situation in the East of Ukraine. Razumkov thanked Italy for the unchanged position on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. He said that the situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea, in particular, with regard to human rights violations, continues to deteriorate.

In addition, during the meeting, the issue of Ukraine’s membership of the European Union and the Euro-Atlantic aspirations were raised.

The integration of Ukraine into the EU, NATO is not just words, these are principles that are enshrined in the Constitution of our State. Therefore, we count on the support of Italy.

Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

The new Italian ambassador substituted the former one at the beginning of the year and was confirmed by the President Zelensky in March 2021.

I am thrilled to return to Ukraine, a country I am very attached to. I am confident that we will be able to further strengthen our already excellent relationship in all areas.

Pier Francesco Zazo, Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine