Olga Stefanishyna and Andrii Yermak met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy in Rome

The Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olga Stefanishyna met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy Luigi Di Maio in Rome. The meeting was also attended by Head of the President's Office Andrii Yermak.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the strengthening of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Italy, including economic and trade cooperation. The interlocutors touched upon the issue of preparation of the meeting of the Ukrainian-Italian Council for Economic, Industrial and Financial Cooperation. 

«Italy is one of the biggest trading partners of Ukraine among EU countries. The meeting of the Ukrainian-Italian Council for Economic, Industrial and Financial Cooperation will consider sectors where we have common interests and strengthen our trade to respond to the global economic downturn amid the coronavirus pandemic, " said the Deputy Prime Minister.

The parties also discussed the current situation in Donbas and the resumption of the peace process. Luigi Di Maio highlighted support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Italian Foreign Minister commended the overall observance of the ceasefire regime in Donbas and expressed hope for progress in the negotiations on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.