Italian Prime Minister to visit Ukraine in early 2023

23 December 2022, 03:02 PM
Giorgia Meloni (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

Giorgia Meloni (Photo:REUTERS/Johanna Geron)

Italy’s new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, said she intends to visit Ukraine at the beginning of next year, the U.S. state-funded Voice of America news outlet reported on Dec. 23.

She specified that she would have a telephone conversation with Zelenskyy before the visit, but she did not name the exact date.

“I will call (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelenskyy to present my wishes and to organize this trip that I intend to make in the first months of next year,” Meloni said on Italian television.

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Meloni’s predecessor, Mario Draghi, visited Kyiv in June together with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Earlier, the Italian Senate on Dec. 23 supported a resolution on the continuation of the supply of military aid to Ukraine until the end of 2023.

Meloni said that she is proud of the solidarity that her country has shown to Ukraine, and stressed that military aid is also needed to help the Ukrainian people.

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