The parties discussed a number of important issues, including further strategic partnership, food security, Ukraine’s integration into the European Union and NATO, as well as the implementation of the Peace Formula of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi.

First of all, the Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine stressed that Ukraine greatly appreciates Romania’s consistent position on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and its constant multidimensional support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Ruslan Stefanchuk expressed his gratitude that Romania shares the position that Ukraine’s membership in NATO and the European Union will mean strengthening security in the region and Europe as a whole.

In addition, he said that on Tuesday, 17 October, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the last of the documents to implement the recommendations of the European Commission. “Ukraine’s goal is to make a decision to start negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union by the end of this year,” Ruslan Stefanchuk stressed.

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine expressed hope for Romania’s active participation in the implementation of the Peace Formula of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi.

In conclusion, Ruslan Stefanchuk stressed that Ukraine highly appreciates the adoption by the Romanian Parliament on 23 November 2022 of the “Declaration of Commemoration of the Victims of the Artificial Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933 – the Holodomor”, qualifying it as a crime against the Ukrainian people and humanity.

“In November, we will commemorate 90 years since this terrible tragedy. In the last few months alone, more and more parliaments of the world and international organisations and associations have recognised the Holodomor as genocide,” said the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, expressing hope that Romania will also make a corresponding decision.

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