Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit the United States on September 23 to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Tuesday.
During a press briefing, Prystaiko said, Zelensky will meet US President Donald Trump during his visit to Washington and the date of the meeting will be announced soon.
Prystaiko said that the Ukrainian president “had a good conversation with US Vice President Mike Pence” in Warsaw recently where a bilateral meeting between Trump and Zelenskiy was discussed.
He said Zelenskiy has an invitation to not “simply visit the United States [to attend the UN General Assembly], but to also visit Washington and meet with the president and government of the United States”.
The minister said that there are different dates being examined for a visit to Washington. “We are working on it now,” he added.
In July, Ukraine’s presidential office said Zelenskiy had a phone conversation with Trump.
It will be the first meeting between the two heads of the state since Zelensky was elected as the President of Ukraine in April.
The 74th UN General Assembly opens on September 17 and closes on September 30.