On August 25, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Mr. Yevheniy Yenin met with Ambassador of New Zealand to Ukraine (resident in Warsaw) Ms. Mary Thurston on the occasion of the end of her diplomatic mission.
During the meeting Ms. Mary Thurson conveyed the Note of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on joining the International Crimea Platform Joint Declaration.
The Deputy Foreign Minister expressed gratitude to the New Zealand’s side for consistent support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and H.E. Ambassador Mary Thurston for substantive contribution to the enhancement of bilateral relations. He was particularly thankful for the participation in Inauguration Summit of International Crimea Platform in Kyiv, on August 23.
Welcoming the high level of cooperation in international organizations, the diplomats also discussed relevant issues of cooperation between Ukraine and New Zealand and touched upon joint efforts to address common global challenges, in particular, the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber attacks and hybrid threats.
Mr. Yevheniy Yenin has proposed to launch negotiations on mutual recognition of Digital COVID Certificates and work out the issue of the liberalization of the visa regime for the Ukrainians, namely, for the holders of diplomatic and service passports.
At the very end of the meeting, the Deputy Minister has wished H.E. Ambassador Mary Thurston good luck in her further endeavors.