During an official visit to the State of Qatar, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
During the conversation, the parties discussed key issues of bilateral agenda, cooperation within international organizations and current international and regional issues.
The interlocutors noted the importance of maintaining high dynamics of political dialogue, the need to increase bilateral trade and further intensify investment cooperation. The parties paid special attention to the prospects of cooperation in the fields of energy, food security, infrastructure and military-technical cooperation, and focused on specific joint projects that are already underway.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Ukraine would continue to export agricultural products to Qatar.
"Ukraine considers the State of Qatar as one of the key partners in the Gulf region and has every opportunity to fully ensure Qatar's food security," the Ukrainian President emphasized.
The parties discussed the issue of attracting investment from Qatar for the development of infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, including the construction of roads and bridges. The President of Ukraine told the Emir of the State of Qatar about the implementation of the Large Construction project.
"I hope that Qatari companies will join the Large Construction projects this year," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
The importance of expanding the projects of Ukrainian ports concession was also emphasized.
In the energy sector, the parties discussed the prospects of building an LNG terminal and diversifying energy sources.
For his part, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stressed the willingness of the Qatari side to further develop the full range of mutually beneficial cooperation with Ukraine.
In addition, the issue of countering the spread of coronavirus and minimizing its negative effects was discussed. Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the Emir of the State of Qatar for the humanitarian aid provided to Ukraine in 2020 to combat COVID-19. The parties agreed on further cooperation in this area.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy invited the Emir of Qatar to visit Ukraine at his earliest convenience.