08:42 01 Sep 2021

Zelenskyy and Biden to meet at White House today

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Washington on August 31 on a working visit. The first official meeting of the two heads of state Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Joe Biden is scheduled for September 1.

US President Joe Biden will receive Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday, the White House press service reported.

The statement says Biden intends to reaffirm Washington's "continued support" for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of "Russia's continued aggression in Crimea and Donbas."

"The postponement of the meeting between Zelenskyy and Biden from August 31 to September 1 is confirmed by the president's office. The US requested it. The Taliban's ultimatum expires on August 31. And the American side asked to postpone our visit for one day," Serhii Nykyforov, Zelenskyy's press secretary, stated earlier.

He added that "the Ukrainian side is absolutely understanding of the request of the American side."

"We support our partners. We understand that security is always in the first place. Therefore, we agreed to the US request for a postponement for one day," a spokesperson for the president said.

The president's office said that during the meeting, Zelenskyy and Biden would discuss, in particular, countering Russian aggression, energy security, military cooperation between Ukraine and the United States, and Nord Stream-2.

During the working visit of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Washington, a memorandum was signed between Energoatom State Enterprise and Westinghouse Electric on joint work on the Khmelnytskyi NPP as a pilot project.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already met in Washington with Energy Minister Jennifer Grengolm and Bill Nelson, director of the National Aerospace Agency. They discussed NASA space projects, which Ukraine can join and which require our technologies.

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