Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jan Lipavský and congratulated him on his appointment.
The heads of Ukrainian and Czech diplomacy coordinated positions of Ukraine and the Czech Republic against the background of aggressive actions by the Russian Federation and on the eve of a series of diplomatic contacts between the United States, NATO, the OSCE and the Russian Federation.
Jan Lipavský reaffirmed that the Czech Republic remains a reliable friend of Ukraine and stands firmly by the Ukrainian people on their struggle for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Ministers agreed on joint steps to restrain the Russian Federation from further aggression.
The ministers discussed the Czech Republic's preparation for the presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2022. The Czech minister assured Dmytro Kuleba that Ukraine's European integration will be an important priority of the Czech Republic's EU presidency, and expressed support for the format of the Associated Trio of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova.
They paid special attention to the situation in the Central Europe and ways of strengthening of relations between the Central European countries.
Ministers also agreed on a joint visit to Ukraine of the Foreign Ministers of Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to be paid in February at the invitation of Foreign Minister of Ukraine.
Speaking about the Crimean Platform, Jan Lipavský assured Dmytro Kuleba on the Czech Republic's full support of this important international format.