After the harvest festival in Malopolska, President Andrei Duda arrived in Kiev on Sunday, where he will take part in the Crimean Platform Summit on Monday, and in the celebration of Ukraine’s Independence Day on Tuesday. On that day, he will also meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Regional support component
According to the program of the visit, Andrei Duda will take part on Monday in the work of the inaugural summit of the Crimean Platform. As stated by the President of the Presidential Office of International Policy Jacob Komuch, the summit is “an important element in building regional and international support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and affirming the non-approval of any Russian actions in occupied Crimea.”
The Crimean Platform is a project initiated by Ukraine dedicated to the issues of Crimea, occupied since 2014. The first meeting of this format will be held on Monday. Several heads of state and government as well as representatives of international organizations were invited to participate in the talks.
On Monday afternoon, President Andrzej Duda will meet with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulid, Latvian President Eagles Levits, and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nosida. On the same day, the Polish president and other heads of delegations will visit the office of the Crimean platform.
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Meeting with the Polish diaspora
According to the announcement from the President’s office, in the late afternoon at the Polish Embassy in Kiev, Andrej Duda will meet with Poles living in Ukraine and members of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Polish Entrepreneurs in Ukraine. The last item of the presidential program for Monday is participation in a concert at the National Opera of Ukraine, organized on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
Tuesday – the third day of the President’s visit – will begin with the participation of Andrei Duda in the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence being held on that day in Kiev. On that day, a meeting is also scheduled between President Andrei Duda and the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky. According to Minister Komoc, this will be “a very important conversation, because after the German-American agreement on the actual tolerance of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operation, there was, unfortunately, a security deficit in the entire European part. “
At the end of the visit, the President of the Republic of Poland will visit the logistics center “BIOKON”, where he will take part in providing solidarity assistance to Ukraine. It will include medical equipment to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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