On 15 March, at the initiative of the Ukrainian side, an online meeting was held between Andrii Melnyk, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Augustus Cadette, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia.
Andrii Melnyk conveyed best wishes on behalf of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Philippe Pierre, as well as on behalf of the Head of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba to his colleague Alva Romanus Baptiste.
The parties discussed in depth the prospects for the development of bilateral relations and the issues of collaboration of both states within the framework of the UN and other international organizations.
Andrii Melnyk expressed his gratitude for Saint Lucia's support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as our country's important initiatives at the UN aimed at countering Russia's full-scale aggression.
The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informed the interlocutor in detail about the main provisions of the Peace Formula initiated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, calling on the Government of Saint Lucia to join in its implementation.
Andrii Melnyk also expressed hope for St. Lucia's support of the Ukrainian initiative to create a Special Tribunal for the Punishment of the crime of Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Augustus Cadette confirmed the solidarity of Saint Lucia with the Ukrainian people, emphasizing the constant support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state, as well as the condemnation of the Russian aggression.
The interlocutors also discussed the prospects of expanding intergovernmental, economic and cultural-humanitarian relations between the states and in this context agreed to intensify the dialogue with the aim of expanding the treaty framework and establishing contacts between business associations.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs of Saint Lucia gratefully accepted the invitation to visit Ukraine.