Source: Government of Ukraine
During a meeting in Kyiv, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and President of the Republic of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei discussed Ukraine’s support and prospects for further cooperation in the trade and economic sphere.
Denys Shmyhal thanked the President Alejandro Giammattei for the historic visit and congratulated the conclusion of the bilateral Agreement on mutual cancellation of visa requirements between Ukraine and Guatemala.
“Undoubtedly, this will contribute to the further development of bilateral cooperation, the establishment of interpersonal contacts and their activation. I believe it will help to secure business links. In our opinion, relations in the field of energy, agriculture and mining are promising today. I am sure that our countries have what to offer each other on mutually beneficial terms,” the Head of Government noted.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine thanked the Government of Guatemala for supporting our country and for condemning russian armed aggression in all resolutions of the UN General Assembly and other bodies of the UN system. He also expressed his gratitude to Guatemala for initiating the resolution of the Organization of American States to exclude russia from the observers’ list.
“We expect that Guatemala will also support Ukraine’s initiative to create a Special Criminal Tribunal to punish for crimes committed by russia against Ukraine,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister also thanked the Government of Guatemala for sending a team of the Humanitarian Rescue Unit to Ukraine: “Assistance in dismantling debris, rescuing people and demining is of paramount importance for our country.”
The President of Guatemala Alejandro Giammattei, for his part, noted that Guatemala strongly opposes the war and supports all resolutions condemning russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The President also assured that his country stands ready to become a hub for Ukrainian agricultural products for further transportation to Latin American countries.