President of Guinea-Bissau Arrived in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
President of Guinea-Bissau Arrived in Ukraine

On October 26, the first head of the African states since the beginning of the war arrived in Kyiv — president Umaro Sissoco Embaló

A delegation from Guinea-Bissau headed by president Umaro Sissoco Embaló arrived in Kyiv today. Embaló is also president of the West African Economic Cooperation. This is the first head of an African state who visited Ukraine during the war. It is known that the visit to Kyiv took place immediately after yesterday's visit to Moscow.

Today Umaro Sissoco Embaló visited Bucha and the Church of St. Andrew. On this church's territory, the Russians arranged a mass grave with hundreds of executed Ukrainians.

"Glad to welcome you to Ukraine!" Zelenskyy greeted president Embaló.

During the meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the presidents discussed the grain issue. In particular, the topic of another Russian blockade of about 170 grain ships from Ukraine to Africa and Asia was raised. To prevent Russian blackmail by starvation, the presidents discussed the idea of ​​building a grain hub in the West African Economic Cooperation states.

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