Both diplomats noted the positive bilateral cooperation between Ukraine and Germany. Olena Zerkal underlined Berlin's support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as Germany’s role in strengthening international support for Ukraine in countering Russian aggression. They stressed the considerable practical assistance provided by the Government of Germany for the reform process in Ukraine as well as the steady growth of bilateral trade and investments.
Olena Zerkal shared with the German Ambassador the recent developments in the international trials of Ukraine against Russia. She expressed confidence that Germany would continue to support Ukraine's efforts aimed at the unconditional implementation by Moscow of the decisions of the international courts. She also underlined the importance of further cooperation with Germany to effectively implement the European Commission's directives aimed at strengthening energy security and competition on the EU’s internal gas market.
Anka Feldhusen praised the free and democratic elections noting that they are an important benchmark of Ukraine’s progress on the path of democracy.
Olena Zerkal made reference to Anka Feldhusen’s previous postings as a German diplomat in Kyiv, remarking that this would be to her great advantage as an effective Ambassador. She wished her a successful tenure in her mission in Ukraine.