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Zelenskyy: Ukraine interested in joining Three Seas Initiative

Zelenskyy: Ukraine interested in joining Three Seas Initiative
Photo: The president's press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has discussed the implementation of the Three Seas Initiative and noted Ukraine's interest in joining this Eastern and Central European Forum at a meeting with President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid.

“Ukraine and Estonia, as important players in the Baltic-Black Sea region, are interested in the implementation of joint projects and initiatives on economy, infrastructure, environment. During today's talks, we discussed separately the implementation of the Three Seas Initiative, and most importantly, Ukraine's substantive interest in joining it,” Zelenskyy said during a joint press conference with Kaljulaid in Tallinn.

He also noted the signing of a joint statement by the Presidents of Ukraine and Estonia. According to him, this document captures the agreed positions and priorities of partnership, and is a good basis for the further fruitful cooperation between the two countries.

Zelenskyy stressed the importance of resuming the work of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation after a nearly six-year break.

"In addition, Ukraine will deepen sectoral cooperation with the EU, in particular in the areas of the digital economy, energy, customs cooperation, justice and home affairs," Zelenskyy said.

For her part, Kaljulaid noted that Estonian entrepreneurs were ready to invest in Ukraine. According to her, the Ukrainian market is large and its scale is immense.

“We believe that Ukraine has the potential to be the engine of the economy in the region. But the prerequisite for this is that investors need to be sure that their investments are protected. I know that Ukraine, the government and institutions are taking specific steps in this direction. But for the international economic communities, a strong signal is that specific incidents will be resolved,” the Estonian president said.

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