"We are ready to strengthen freedom together." Zelensky meets with President Milei in Argentina. Video
After the inauguration of Argentina's new president, Javier Milei, on December 10 in Buenos Aires, he held a separate meeting with Ukraine's leader, Volodymyr Zelensky. He thanked his colleague for taking the time to come from Kyiv to visit him, having traveled a difficult and long way.
Zelensky, in turn, thanked Milei for his demonstrative support of Ukraine during the war. The President's Office reported on the talks between the two politicians.
"During the war, it is difficult to find time and fly halfway around the world. But we heard you, your signals in the parliament and your personal energy to support Ukraine, our people who are fighting against Russian aggression," the Ukrainian head of state addressed Milei through an interpreter.
According to Zelensky, the two states can have a powerful common future. The guarantors agreed that they would do everything possible to keep international relations at a high level between the two partners and allies.
"I have invited the Argentine side to participate in the fourth meeting of national security and foreign policy advisers on the implementation of the Peace Formula in January 2024 and in the preparation of the first inaugural Global Peace Summit," the press service quoted the guarantor as saying.
Zelensky also noted that the recent presidential election in Argentina showed that its people value freedom and democracy. This further connects them with Ukrainians who are now ready to give their lives for these common values.
During the inauguration, Milei spoke with great cordiality and warmth to his Ukrainian counterpart. He presented Zelensky with a Jewish candlestick, which is burning in every Jewish home this week in honor of Hanukkah.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, after Argentina, President Zelensky will travel to the United States. There, the head of state will meet with Joe Biden to discuss the prospects for future support for Ukraine in the war against the Russian invaders.