Ukrainian Ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly, stated that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Washington next year shortly after the inauguration of the new US president, Donald Trump, Krym.Realii reported.
Chaly noted that they will try to arrange it so Poroshenko will travel to Washington as early as February, and if a meeting can be arranged, it “will be a big victory for Ukraine.”
According to the ambassador, arranging such a meeting is ambitious, but not unrealistic.
Chaly added that the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington is working with Trump’s transition team and is attempting to stress the importance of Ukraine for the US and Europe.
According to him, it is important for the US to focus on Ukraine as opposed to other foreign affairs issues, and it is crucial for Washington and Kyiv to pursue close cooperation in a variety of fields.
On Tuesday, Trump and Poroshenko held a telephone conversation, during which the later assured the former of Kyiv’s willingness to work with the new US administration.
Congratulating Trump on his victory, Poroshenko emphasized the importance of continuing support for Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression.
According to a statement released by Poroshenko’s office, “The interlocutors agreed on the continuation of contacts, including holding a bilateral meeting. The Ukrainian President invited the newly elected US President Donald Trump to visit Ukraine at an appropriate time.”