Zelenskyi's Office wants to invite Biden to Ukraine for 30th anniversary of Independence
US President-elect Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine is a matter of the near future.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President Ihor Zhovkva stated this in an interview with TSN.ua.
According to him, Ukraine will invite world leaders, including Biden, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Independence.
"Of course, we'll invite him. Like other world leaders. We also have other big events this year, to which we will invite world leaders. This is the summit of the Crimean Platform (August 23 – ed.). And, for example, the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy. Therefore, we have events to invite foreign leaders to, including the President of the United States. Of course, I'm convinced that President Biden's visit is also a matter of the near future," Zhovkva said when asked if Biden would be invited to Ukraine, in particular, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Independence.
In addition, Zhovkva assured that the issue of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi's visit to the United States was and remains on the agenda.
"We're preparing for such a visit; we haven't had a break. When the new US administration takes up its responsibilities, including senior officials, the Secretary of State, relevant aides and their deputies, and other ministers, they'll pick up on this topic and we'll prepare a visit," the Deputy Head of the OP explained.
According to him, however, now it's very difficult to talk about the dates of the visit to the United States for several reasons.
"The coronavirus pandemic hasn't disappeared, unfortunately. The possibility of physical visits, to put it mildly, is very limited. In addition, you've already mentioned the domestic political situation in the United States. This is also another story. Again, I dislike focusing on dates. Let's focus on the content of the preparations. I'm sure that as soon as this visit is prepared by both parties, Ukraine and the United States, a date will emerge immediately," Zhovkva stressed.