Ukraine and Sweden have signed a joint statement on defense cooperation and sectoral cooperation in the areas of nuclear energy, energy efficiency, and financial support to Ukraine.
This was said by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a briefing with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in Kyiv on Monday, according to a Ukrinform correspondent.
“Today we approved a joint statement. This is the first document in the history of bilateral relations between our countries. The joint statement sets out key issues for both states. It concerns in particular defense cooperation, sectoral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, energy efficiency and financial support to Ukraine,” he said. he.
According to Zelensky, the issue of developing tougher sanctions against Russia was discussed at the meeting with Andersson. Both sides also discussed the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war. Zelensky expressed hope that Sweden will join this process. He noted Sweden’s experiences in the area of energy saving, energy efficiency and implementation of the environmental agenda. Zelensky clarified that this applies to the issue of waste management. He invited Sweden to join the construction of a waste treatment plant in Ukraine.
Zelensky also informed Andersson about the situation on the front lines, existing threats and successes for the Ukrainian military.
Zelensky thanked Sweden for its support for Ukraine’s efforts to join the European Union in the future, as well as for humanitarian aid and support for Ukrainian refugees.
Andersson is on a working visit to Ukraine. As part of her visit, she visited the cities of Bucha and Borodianka in the Kyiv region, previously liberated from Russian invaders.