Ukraine and Ireland to Begin Discussions on Bilateral Security Agreement

by Roman Cheplyk
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Ukraine and Ireland to Begin Discussions on Bilateral Security Agreement

Ukraine and Ireland have agreed to commence discussions on a bilateral security agreement, as announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

The decision was shared following a conversation with Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris, which Zelenskyy detailed in a tweet.

The Ukrainian President expressed his gratitude towards Ireland for its humanitarian and logistical support and highlighted their discussions on further cooperation in humanitarian demining. "Ireland's neutrality does not mean contempt for justice and the restoration of peace," Zelenskyy stated, appreciating Ireland's commitment to participate in the upcoming Peace Summit.

"We agreed to direct our teams to start working on a bilateral security agreement based on the G7 Vilnius Declaration as soon as possible," Zelenskyy added. This move aligns with Ukraine's efforts to secure international support and formalize security commitments, as similar agreements have already been established with nations such as Great Britain, Canada, Germany, and several others.

The leaders of the G7 countries had previously signed a declaration at the NATO summit in Vilnius in July 2023, which included promises of security guarantees for Ukraine. Ukraine is also working closely with the USA on a security guarantee agreement intended to last 10 years, with expectations of finalizing and signing the document by May.

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