The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, arrived in New York for his first official visit to the United States.
The Ukrainian president came to take part in the 74th United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
On Wednesday, while in New York, The President held a meeting with Jewish leaders to express his gratitude for their efforts and support for the benefit of Ukraine. A number of Shluchim from Ukraine participated in the meeting.
“We want to change Ukraine so that it becomes the world brand of everything innovative. To this end, we want to use the experience of the United States and Israel,” the head of state said, according to his press service.
He asked representatives of Jewish organizations to help attract U.S. and Israeli investors to Ukraine.
The Jewish community has noted a significant progress in combating crimes committed on the basis of xenophobia, antisemitism and hatred.
“The promotion of antisemitism in Ukraine is a provocation. We are determined to prevent crimes committed on the basis of antisemitism, xenophobia and intolerance,” Volodymyr Zelensky stressed.
Representatives of Jewish organizations expressed interest in holding reforms in Ukraine aimed at economic growth and the fight against corruption.
The president thanked the Jewish community for strengthening the strategic relations of Ukraine and the United States, as well as for supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our country.
For his part, Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky commended the continued support provided by the Jewish community of the United States to Jews in Ukraine.