Zelensky says held 'meaningful' talks with China's Xi

AFP , Wednesday 26 Apr 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had a "long and meaningful" phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday -- the first between the two leaders since the start of Russia's invasion.

Ukraine s President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukraine s President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks as, he attends with Estonia s prime minister, to a meeting with students of the Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University in Zhytomyr, on April 24, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. AFP


"I had a long and meaningful phone call with President Xi Jinping," Zelensky said on Twitter.

"I believe that this call, as well as the appointment of Ukraine's ambassador to China, will give a powerful impetus to the development of our bilateral relations," he wrote.

Zelensky's spokesman Sergiy Nykyforov said on Facebook that the two had "an almost one hour-long telephone conversation".

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