In his speech, the Ambassador underlined that Ukraine highly values potential of Ukrainian diaspora as an important party of state building process in Ukraine as well as true partner in promoting Ukraine’s interests in the United States and around the World.
Ambassador Chaly expressed his sincere gratitude for all assistance provided by Minnesota civil organizations and volunteers to Ukrainians affected by the Russian aggression. Valeriy Chaly urged Ukrainians of Minnesota State to continue this important for their second homeland activity. Head of the Embassy of Ukraine awarded the folk dance ensemble "Cheremosh" from Minneapolis with Honorary Diploma of the diplomatic mission.
The Head of State expressed gratitude for a strong bipartisan support for Ukraine from the U.S. Congress in the issue of countering the ongoing Russian aggression, enhancement of defense capacity of our country and implementation of the internal reforms.
The key attention was focused on the opportunities of intensification of the investment activity of American companies in Ukraine, as well as on the development of bilateral trade, particularly in the context of expansion of exports of Ukrainian commodities to the United States.
The parties discussed the implementation of structural reforms in Ukraine and the future events to be conducted shortly.
On the eve of the G20 meeting that will take place in Germany, the parties coordinated positions as regards termination of Russian aggression in Donbas and return of Crimea. In this context, the President put forward proposals on the more active involvement of the U.S. in the peace process in Donbas. The parties agreed to continue consultations with a view to elaborate joint measures.