Ukraine has started the first round of consultations with Italy on the conclusion of a bilateral agreement on security guarantees, as envisaged by the G7 Joint Declaration of Support for Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Presidential Office.
The Ukrainian negotiating team was headed by Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Ihor Zhovkva.
"Ukraine has already started bilateral consultations with all G7 countries, including Italy. It is Italy that will preside over the Group of Seven next year. We appreciate the significant contribution of our Italian friends to the defence of Ukraine and the approach of our common victory. Italy's provision of security guarantees to Ukraine will be an important step towards our country's membership in the EU and NATO," said Ihor Zhovkva.
The sides discussed approaches to the content and format of the future bilateral agreement and arranged a schedule for further communication.