U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm met with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and her Ukrainian counterpart Herman Galushchenko, the U.S. Department of Energy reported.
During the meeting, climate change and cooperation in the field of energy were discussed.
The ministry said in a statement that the parties signed a joint statement of intent to develop cooperation in the field of energy and climate within the framework of the U.S.-Ukrainian strategic dialogue on energy and climate.
Within the framework of this dialogue, a cooperation mechanism will be launched to accelerate Ukraine’s integration into the European Union while protecting the country’s energy security.
“Today, we mark an important step forward in supporting the energy needs of Ukraine by the U.S. government and the U.S. Department of Energy,” Granholm said.
“With this joint statement, we confirm our mutual interest in combating the climate crisis, create new opportunities for cooperation in the field of accelerated carbon emissions reduction with a key European ally, and also help Ukraine strengthen its energy security and leadership in the region,” the minister added.