Portugal backs Ukraine’s candidacy for the EU.
Diário de Notícias on the mainland reports that Volodymyr Zelensky thanked Portugal for supporting Ukraine’s candidacy for the European Union.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked each of the 27 heads of state or government gathered in Brussels at the European summit, where they granted Ukraine’s Candidate Status, in the long process of accession to the European Union.
In an intervention by videoconference, for the European Council, from Kiev, Zelensky said he believed that the “positive ties” with the Portuguese government would strengthen and thanked the support given to Ukraine’s candidacy.
“Portugal is with us. Thank you, Prime Minister. Your country knows our people well. I am sure that we will only increase the positive ties between us”, said the Ukrainian president, in his speech to Brussels, moments after the decision was made known. of 27.
Later, in a press conference, the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa promised to “continue to strengthen the bilateral cooperation that we have established”, with Ukraine, “namely in technical support in support of this candidacy process”.
“Portugal, as President Zelensky said, will continue to provide support” in the accession process, said Costa, referring to the brief words of the Ukrainian head of state.
The Portuguese prime minister hopes that it will be “a process conducted in a loyal, committed and correct way”, as “the attribution of this candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova constitutes an enormous responsibility for the European Union, not to create false expectations, of not generating frustrations that will necessarily be a bitter future in our relationship”.
Now that a new chapter towards accession is opening, António Costa wants to see the expectations created in the people of the two countries accompanied by “responsibility” on the European side.
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