NEW YORK – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met today with President of the Republic of South Africa (JAR) Cyril Ramaphosa on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Zelensky’s office announced.
The two leaders discussed urgent issues of cooperation between Ukraine and South Africa in continuation of the dialogue that was started during Ramaphosa’s visit to Kyiv.
Zelenskiy emphasized the importance of the participation of JAR in the working groups for the Ukrainian Peace Formula, and there was talk of preparations for the next meeting at the level of advisers on the implementation of the Peace Formula.
“We are extremely grateful that our Peace Formula platform is really up and running.” The embassy of your country in Ukraine and the ambassador personally participate in the meetings on this matter”, said the President of Ukraine, reports Ukrinform.
Zelensky and Ramaphosa discussed preparations for the Global Peace Summit at the level of leaders.
The two presidents emphasized the need to restore the functioning of the “grain corridor” in the Black Sea in order to ensure global food security, as well as to create grain hubs in Africa.
“We are not waiting, we are continuing the Black Sea Grain Initiative and trying alternative directions. “Several ships with grain have already successfully passed through these routes despite the difficult situation”, emphasized President Zelenski.
Zelensky and Ramaphosa discussed the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine pointed out the importance of speeding up the process of returning, as stated in the announcement, Ukrainian children illegally deported to Russia to their homeland, as well as the exchange of detainees, Tanjug reports.