Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has begun a working visit to Japan; he will attend the ceremony of the new Japanese emperor’s enthronization amongst other events, the Office of the Ukrainian President said in a statement on Facebook. “The visit program includes the chief of states’ meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, heads of both chambers of the Japanese parliament, members of the Japan-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Association, heads of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Japan Association of New Economy, and representatives of the Japanese business community,” the statement said.
The work schedule of the Ukrainian president also includes a series of bilateral meetings with foreign leaders, it said.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky intends to invite U.S. President Donald Trump to pay an official visit to Ukraine.
“I expect that we will have very cool relations with the United States. I expect to invite, this has not happened for many years, and, as they say in English, the time to visit Ukraine. So we expect that we will agree on a visit,” he said in a video comment following the results of the first bilateral meetings in New York at the UN General Assembly, published on the President’s Office official page on Facebook.
President of the European Parliament David Sassoli has announced his readiness to visit Ukraine. He said this at a press conference in Brussels on Thursday. Speaking about the presentation of the Sakharov Prize to Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, Sassoli said that at present Sentsov “has health problems.” “He has been invited to come to Brussels or Strasbourg to receive it. We will be extremely happy to see him if he is able to travel. Today, in the conference of presidents I said I am going to visit Ukraine myself,” the EP president said. Oleh Sentsov, together with 34 Ukrainians, arrived in Kyiv on September 7 as a result of the mutual release of detainees between Ukraine and Russia.
President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Aleksander Ceferin has come to Kyiv on a two-day visit, the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) reports. “Today, on September 4, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has arrived in Kyiv on a two-day visit. The president of the UAF, member of the UEFA Executive Committee Andriy Pavelko met the distinguished guest, whom he personally invited to visit Ukraine,” the UAF press service reported.
It is noted that the visit of the UEFA President is very eventful and important for Ukrainian football.
Ceferin visits Ukraine for the third time in the status of UEFA President. The last time he stayed in Kyiv was during the UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League finals in May 2018.
German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Oleksiy Honcharuk on his appointment as Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed interest in developing Ukrainian-German relations and invited the head of the Ukrainian government to visit Berlin in the nearest time.
“I would be very glad to welcome you soon in Berlin,” the text of Merkel’s letter to Honcharuk, published on the German government’s website on Tuesday, says.
According to her, the German Federal Government will remain a reliable partner for Ukraine and the Ukrainian government in carrying out key reforms in the field of justice, decentralization and the fight against corruption.
“Germany wants to work together in close dialogue with Ukraine on many of the challenges Ukraine faces. The goal remains in that Ukraine can shape its own future with sovereignty and full territorial integrity. Germany is also interested in further deepening bilateral economic relations. We look forward to working with you in this area,” the letter says.
Assistant to the U.S. President for National Security Affairs John Bolton has announced his visit to Kyiv without indicating specific dates.
“The president had productive meetings in Biarritz at the G7. I’m looking forward to my upcoming meetings with our partners in Kyiv. We support President Zelensky’s reform efforts and vision to create a stronger and more prosperous Ukraine,” he said on Twitter.